Decommissioning the UK’s ageing nuclear facilities

A grapefruit-sized, passive radiation detector, which makes innovative use of radiation-sensitive material.

  • The Sellafield site Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)
  • Much of the decommissioning process inevitably takes place within hazardous environments, often where access is difficult.
  • LaserSnake2 is one of a number of R&D projects designed to make the decommissioning process safer and more sustainable
  • The National Nuclear Laboratory’s RadBall
  • Decommissioning at Dounreay; removal of redundant plant from the fan room in the plutonium criticality laboratory, D8550.
  • By 2030, a forecasted £250bn will be spent around the world to take redundant nuclear plants off-line.