Mini-nuclear reactors mulled by UK ministers

Mini-nuclear reactors are being looked at as a cheap nuclear energy option for the UK. Experts are due to report to the Government over the summer about Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), Energy Minister Michael Fallon said in a statement to the Commons. The National Nuclear Laboratory is leading research into the “potential high value commercial […]

Top academic champions UK nuclear potential

The UK has “world leading-facilities which are utterly unique” in the field of nuclear R&D… but it is not making the most of them. Professor Paul Howarth, a technology director at the National Nuclear Laboratory, said: “We have to capitalise. The UK has the best facilities in terms of research and development.” But Prof Howarth […]