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Nucleus – National nuclear archive opens in Wick

When I first saw news of proposals for the creation of a national nuclear archive at Wick, I really thought there was a chance the anti-nuclear loonies would try to block it, with their usual mindless knee-jerk reaction to ban anything nuclear regardless of what it may be.

However, it looks as if things managed to progress quietly, and undisturbed, with a similarly quite quiet announcement that the archive had opened.

A national archive for the civil nuclear industry has opened on the north coast of mainland Scotland.

More than 70 years’ worth of information and up to 30 million digital records are to be stored at Nucleus in Wick, Caithness.

They include papers, photographs and plans from nearby Dounreay, as well as Harwell in Oxfordshire, Trawsfynydd in Snowdonia and Sellafield in Cumbria.

Nucleus will also store local archives dating back to the 16th Century.

Via National archive for nuclear industry opens in Wick

Even better, when there is a depressing lust for overseas architects to be awarded Scottish projects these days, I recall this one was awarded to Edinburgh architecture practice Reiach and Hall, with this sketch of the proposed design shown back in 2009:

Nucleus nuclear archive building sketch Reiach and H all

Nucleus nuclear archive building sketch Reiach and H all


February 15, 2017 - Posted by | Civilian | , , ,

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