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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.

Researchers share knowledge on how they are developing solutions for nuclear decommissioning challenges

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PhD Research Seminar for NDA-Sponsored PhD

Rick Short, Research Manager, reports on a recent seminar where NDA-funded PhD students presented their work to their academic peers, technical leads from the NDA’s estate and industry representatives. He outlines the value of their research for the NDA and how the event helped them see where they could make a difference.

Further £500,000 funding supports innovation for nuclear decommissioning

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Game Changer Energy Funding

Melanie Brownridge, Head of Technology, announces a £500,000 contribution from the NDA for innovative technology projects. This boosts Innovate UK’s recently announced Energy Game Changer funding to a total of £2 million. Melanie encourages innovative SMEs from outside the nuclear sector to apply for this funding and test how feasible their novel and radical ideas might be.

Encouraging views from those interested in nuclear decommissioning

Engaging on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Draft Strategy

Adrian Simper, Strategy and Technology Director, thanks stakeholders for considering the issues in the NDA's draft revised strategy. He outlines plans for further engagement during the consultation period, and emphasises that he is keen to hear from people and organisations who are interested in how we decommission our 17 UK sites.

Helping UK businesses access the Japanese nuclear decommissioning market

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The lightweight laser scanner combined with gamma imaging shows, above, the distribution of radioactivity used internationally

John Mathieson, Head of International Relations, recounts NDA’s support for Japan following the massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Building on existing relationships, NDA has helped UK companies offer their expertise to deal with the challenges at the Fukushima Dai-ichi site.

Supporting communities around our nuclear decommissioning sites

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Socio-economic funding 2014 to 2015

As part of the consultation on the NDA's draft revised strategy, Karen Dickens seeks views on support for communities surrounding our sites. Karen explains the issues, the NDA's role and how we work with other organisations to ensure these communities have a sustainable economic future once the sites have closed.