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PETER WELSH RETIRES AS DOUNREAY
Peter Welsh pictured during his offical handover to new Dounreay Director Norman Harrison
Key achievements during his time in charge included:
· A new focus on decommissioning and site restoration in the shape of the Dounreay Site Restoration
Plan, including public participation in key projects.
· Close-out of the Safety Audit.
· Independent verification of safety practices at Level 8 on the International Safety Rating System, one
of the highest scores in the UK.
· The construction of new facilities and the refurbishment of existing facilities for managing waste from
the site restoration plan.
· A 50 per cent increase in the value of work being let to companies.
· Britain's first modern apprenticeship in nuclear decommissioning and operations.
Mr Welsh said: "The progress
that has been made since 1998 is a credit to the professionalism of
everyone who works at Dounreay and their commitment to its safe
decommissioning and environmental restoration. Their excellent work in
the progressive reduction of hazards that are a legacy of
Mr Welsh is succeeded by Norman Harrison, formerly station manager for British Energy at Sizewell B.
"If I have a regret, it is that Lorraine Mann, a prominent critic during the last five years, did not accept my invitations to visit the site and see at first hand the improvements and progress we have made".