Dounreay Nuclear Power Station
Opened in 1955 for the development of three fast reactors, all of
which are now closed, the decommissioning of the Dounreay nuclear plant is estimated to take 40 years or longer at a cost of between £90 and £110 million each year. By the time it is completed, around the middle of this
century, it is expected that the total amount spent will have reached £4.5 billion. The 135 acre site provides employment for around 1200 people.