UK boosts support for nuclear research

The Government has announced funding worth £13 million to support nuclear research facilities in the UK. It is providing around £5 million to the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) to start the process for commissioning the third phase of its Central Laboratory on the Sellafield site in Cumbria. Phase 3 includes a suite of “hot-cells” able […]

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 […]