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Busiest ever: 2016 nuclear decommissioning supply chain event

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Strengthening the NDA estate supply chain

Ron Gorham, Head of Supply Chain Optimisation and SME Champion, is delighted that visitors to the recent NDA Estate Supply Chain Event again voted the day a huge success, with a 96% positive rating in a follow-up survey.

Getting into the business of robotics for nuclear decommissioning

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UK Robotics Week

This is “UK Robotics Week”. NDA’s Head of Supply Chain Optimisation, Ron Gorham, focuses on the business opportunities for developing robotics in nuclear decommissioning. He encourages businesses, large and small, from different sectors to consider how they might grasp opportunities in the nuclear industry.

Understanding the context for PhDs in nuclear decommissioning

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Rick Short, NDA's Research Manager, with PhD students Claudia Gasparrini and Sophie Rennie who collected awards for their top-quality contributions at DISTINCTIVE conference 2016

Rick Short, NDA’s Research Manager, reports from the second DISTINCTIVE conference attended by PhD students and around 70 representatives from industry, regulators and international organisations. He outlines the importance of students understanding the context for their work to solve decommissioning challenges and how solutions can be applied on the ground.

Success: the results of funding research into challenges in nuclear decommissioning

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Collaboration Nation 2016: nuclear innovation showcase. XCAM Limited demonstrated their device for in-situ monitoring of Tritium and Carbon 14 in groundwater.

Yvonne Morris, NDA Research Manager, joined innovators and end users of new technologies at a recent event that showcased the results of leveraged NDA investment in nuclear research and development over the last 4 years. Decommissioning projects across the NDA’s estate are now benefitting from these innovative technologies. She encourages innovators and those tackling the decommissioning challenges to share their knowledge further.

Japan forges ahead with latest clean-up technologies

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The visitors are shown around one of the undamaged reactors.

Melanie Brownridge, NDA Head of Technology, describes her recent experience of seeing the Fukushima Dai-ichi site in Japan that is abuzz with activity and a ‘can do’ attitude. Her visit helped her appreciate the scale of the technology challenges.

Seeking innovative ideas to improve the way we decommission nuclear sites

Wearable technology demonstrated at Technology in Action Supply Chain Event February 2016

Darrell Morris, NDA's Technical Assurance Manager, explains why innovation is so important for nuclear decommissioning. He encourages UK businesses to consider how their techniques and technology might address some of the challenges faced in our mission to decommission the UK's nuclear legacy.

Web chat considers issues related to UK nuclear decommissioning

Web chat

Bill Hamilton, Head of Stakeholder Relations, reports on recent web chats with those interested in NDA’s draft strategy for consultation. He suggests that anyone interested in what questions other people ask, can read the transcripts online.