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Plan to display parts of Dounreay at London museum

Control panels at DFR control room
The control panels from Dounreay could be headed for an exhibition in London

Parts of a fast reactor control room at Dounreay in Caithness look set to be dismantled and rebuilt at the Science Museum in London.

The panels and the control desk from the former experimental nuclear power plant near Thurso would be displayed temporarily at the museum.

It has been proposed to make it a feature of an exhibition in 2016 on nuclear energy.

Work to take apart the control room could start later this year.

The control room was used to run the Dounreay Fast Reactor.

The museum project is mentioned in the new Dounreay Socio Economic Plan annual report.

The Dounreay complex is being demolished and the site cleaned up.

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