UK invests £2.5m to avoid nuclear station blackout

The UK Government has awarded grants totalling £2.5 million for nuclear fuel and manufacturing research. The National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and the University of Manchester will use the cash to establish facilities for the development of nuclear fuels with enhanced accident tolerance. The fuels are being developed to improve resilience during extreme events that might […]

UK signs nuclear research contract with China

The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has signed a research contract with a Chinese company. It will cover aspects of reactor design, including consideration of environmental impact, selection of materials and the corrosion properties during usage. The deal with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed in June 2014 in London. The NNL […]