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Research is vital – and we need more of it
Last year, Stan Gordelier, former Head of the Nuclear Development Division of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, became the first independent Chair of the NDA's Research Board. He has more than 40 years experience in the nuclear sector and is a specialist in waste management and decommissioning.
"...Research and Development is the key to improvement in each of these areas, and this impacts far more than just clearing up the past. If the UK is to achieve its objective of a significant nuclear contribution to the nation's energy mix again, we must demonstrate effective management capability for the new liabilities that will arise."
09 August 2012
Apply now for share of £15 million research funds
There's still time for organisations to apply for a share of the £15 million that is being made available for nuclear research projects in the supply chain.
09 August 2012
Upstream optioneering workshop a success
Over 70 delegates attended, offering views on some of the opportunities within the project's programme and suggesting potential new opportunities.
08 August 2012
Health of the Supply Chain Study
The NDA is carrying out a study to re-evaluate the decommissioning supply chain and establish whether any revisions to its strategy are needed.
01 August 2012
Visit to Sweden’s Äspö underground laboratory
Visit highlights the advantages of testing innovative solutions on an environmentally relevant scale.
27 July 2012
New research contracts awarded
Following a six-month procurement process, four new framework contracts have now been awarded for the next stages of Research & Development (R&D) work to support the NDA’s decommissioning mission.
06 July 2012
Universities collaborate in nuclear science
The universities of Manchester and Liverpool are to collaborate on nuclear science and engineering research at the Dalton Cumbrian Facility (DCF), on the Westlakes Science and Technology Park near Whitehaven.
03 July 2012
New group discuss future geological disposal needs
Organisations who may need to use a geological disposal facility in the future kept informed about developments.
02 July 2012
Briefing on £15m R&D competition
Interested parties invited to briefing on 10 July 2012 on the competitive application process to award £15 million to a range of research and development projects.
29 June 2012
Response to the regulators’ review of generic DSSC
A high level response to the regulatory review of the generic Disposal System Safety Case for geological disposal of high level radioactive waste.
25 June 2012
Upstream Optioneering Workshop July 2012
Those with a particular interest in packaging waste for geological disposal are invited to explore some of the technical aspects of the Upstream Optioneering project.