Dream that ran out of energy; DOUNREAY: THE ATOMIC DREAM FRIDAY, BBC2, 10pm.
IT WAS hailed as a bright new dawn for a sleepy Scottish village - now it's a costly Marie Celeste Celeste is a woman's first name. Celeste may also refer to:
Fifty years ago a project began in the North of Scotland that was to push back the frontiers of science Frontiers of Science was a popular illustrated comic strip created by Professor Stuart Butler of the School of Physics at the University of Sydney in collaboration with Robert Raymond, a documentary maker from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in 1962. .
The men behind it were driven by a dream - to generate limitless energy.
The Dounreay Fast Reactor Noun 1. fast reactor - nuclear reactor in which nuclear fissions are caused by fast neutrons because little or no moderator is used
nuclear reactor, reactor - (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the was the most-advanced nuclear reactor in the world. Suddenly, the quiet fishing and farming county of Caithness was at the forefront of atomic research. And the population almost trebled overnight as a flood of engineers and scientists arrived.
The technology proved a success. But the atom plant has been plagued with problems.
Today, the dream has turned sour. Dounreay has ceased operation and is being dismantled. The clean-up operation will take over 30 years at a cost of nearly pounds 3billion.
This is the story of the rise and fall of a daring experiment into atomic energy.