07 October 2014
SEPA has been notified about a small fire at Dounreay which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday 7 October.
Dounreay Site Restoration Limited, which operates the site, has advised that a small fire occurred in the sodium tank farm at the Prototype Fast Reactor facility and that this was subsequently extinguished by the on-site fire brigade.
We will be discussing the radiological monitoring of the area and the assessment of any environmental consequences with the operator. A SEPA officer will attend the site tomorrow, Wednesday 8 October.