Dounreay stays closed

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The Independent Online
DOUNREAY, on the north coast of Scotland, has been ordered not to recommence nuclear processing in the wake of last week's power failure which raised fears of contamination.

The Nuclear Installations Inspectorate, an arm of the Health and Safety Executive, confirmed it had suspended the operation. Management will not be allowed to restart processing until the electrical supply systems have been checked and the plant is safe. A Dounreay spokeswoman said the plant had arranged for an independent inspection of its electrical safety systems, which would take four weeks.