UK News Scottish nuclear landmark on cusp of being torn down

08:30  15 november  2017
08:30  15 november  2017 Source:   International Business Times

Alex Rowley steps aside as Scottish Labour leader as ex’s claims investigated

  Alex Rowley steps aside as Scottish Labour leader as ex’s claims investigated The MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife is the most senior person in the Labour Party to be affected by allegations over conduct. Video: MPs discuss Westminster sexual harassment (Sky News) Click to expand Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_aa3bd707-8c62-4929-a581-54d857c92d44").

The iconic dome nuclear reactor at the Dounreay nuclear power station will be torn down if the Highland Council approves the work.

blog 'gregmohney.blogdetik.com' is not exists.

Dounreay dome © Getty Dounreay dome Major changes could be in store for the Dounreay nuclear power station in Scotland, if the Highland Council approves an application to dismantle the site's reactor.

Nuclear waste held in pits on the site is at risk of being exposed because of coastal erosion and the application would entail building new storage spaces for the spent fuel. The submission also requests the demolition of the iconic, and menacing, reactor dome. Coastal erosion could hit the site within 800 years and wash the nuclear waste out into the North Atlantic Ocean.

The dome, or "golf ball", was built with the rest of the site in the 1950s. It was built as a sphere to best contain gases from the reactor in case of a breach. The council's approval is the final hurdle before demolition. It has been out of commission since 1994.

Ex-Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale ‘to appear on I’m A Celebrity’

  Ex-Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale ‘to appear on I’m A Celebrity’ She will reportedly join stars such as Amir Khan, Vanessa White and Jennie McAlpine.The MSP will reportedly head to Australia to take part in the reality TV series, which begins on Sunday.

blog 'kimwilson.blogdetik.com' is not exists.

blog 'carolchatmon.blogdetik.com' is not exists.

Dounreay dome © Getty Dounreay dome Historic Scotland has explored conserving the building and a 2007 public consultation returned several suggestions.

A museum, hotel and nightclub were all considered options. But low level radioactivity and high upkeep costs ultimately condemned the building.

According to the BBC, the dome was set to be repainted in 2011, as it had been once a decade since built. Dounreay Site Restoration Limited chose to dodge the £500,000 cost and said the steel would last until it was dismantled.

Dounreay Nuclear Reactor Fire © Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd Dounreay Nuclear Reactor Fire Managing director Phil Craig said the removal of the dome would be a major step in the works.

"While this pase in our decommissioning mission signifies a step change in visible decommissioning, with skyline changes expected as reactor buildings and other structures are ultimately removed, there will be no change to our highest priorities - safety, security and environmental protection," Craig told the BBC.

The Pentagon mistakenly retweeted a tweet calling for Trump to resign

  The Pentagon mistakenly retweeted a tweet calling for Trump to resign #Deepstate? The Pentagon accidentally retweeted an activist’s tweet calling for President Donald Trump to resign. And yes, we mean that literally. #Deepstate?

blog 'jaesilem.blogdetik.com' is not exists.

blog 'joelmayer.blogdetik.com' is not exists.

According to the application, the works are in phase 3 of the redevelopment and request that three nuclear reactors are dismantled, all redundant buildings are knocked down and a temporary site is built to repackage the nuclear waste.

A fire caused by staff error in October 2014 led to an "unauthorised release" of radioactivity. DSRL said the fire at the sodium tank farm was caused by "unacceptable behaviours and practices" from staff that "fell well short of our values and standards."

Dounreay is on the north coast of the Scottish Highland region of Caithness.

For more of the most popular News, Sport, Lifestyle & Entertainment on MSN, Follow us on Facebook, and on Twitter

Is this the next I'm a Celebrity star set to enter the jungle? .
I'm a Celebrity returned to screens on Sunday night, with a host of stars joining including Amir Khan, Rebekah Vardy, Jamie Lomas and Jack MaynardOne of them is Kezia Dugdale, former deputy leader of the Scottish Labour party. Kezia, 36, reportedly touched down over the weekend and her alleged signing has caused quite the uproar.

Source: http://uk.pressfrom.com/news/uk-news/-224549-scottish-nuclear-landmark-on-cusp-of-being-torn-down/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!