The site is used by the united kingdom atomic energy authority dounreay nuclear power development establishment and the ministry of defence vulcan naval reactor test establishment and the site is best known for its five nuclear reactors three owned and operated by the ukaea and two by the ministry of defence.
Nuclear energy power plant diagram.
How a nuclear reactor makes electricity.
A nuclear reactor produces and controls the release of energy from splitting the atoms of uranium.
Fusion energy introduction to fusion.
Dounreay formed part of the battlefield of the sandside chase in 1437.