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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.

Solving the technical challenges of nuclear decommissioning

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Melanie Brownridge

NDA's Head of Technology, Melanie Brownridge, explains how the NDA ensures the right level of research and development helps progress the decommissioning mission. Melanie seeks feedback on this approach via the consultation on NDA’s draft revised strategy.

50 years of knowledge helps build range of unique devices

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Calder Bains, Senior Design Engineer, at Dounreay site

Calder Bain, who started his apprenticeship in the 1960s at Dounreay and worked on the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) before it was built, is part of the site’s in-house design team responsible for safely dismantling the reactor. He ponders on the unique challenges they face.

Continued investment in dealing with the nuclear legacy

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UK nuclear decommissioning: 3 opportunities for cost savings post Spending Review 2015

John Clarke, NDA CEO, responds to the recent Spending Review announcements and explains the value of working with the supply chain to identify opportunities for saving money over the next 5 years. John also encourages you to comment on our draft strategy and business plan which will be published for consultation early in 2016.