Dounreay Nuclear Power Plant

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The Dounreay Nuclear Establishment near Thurso on the north coast of Scotland was chosen in the 1950s as the centre for the UK's fast breeder reactor programme - a new type of reactor, fuelled by plutonium. Dounreay was chosen because it was isolated and away from large centres of population. The site is operated by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) until it closed when Dounreay Site Restoration Limited took over the site to clean it up.