The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee is conducting an inquiry into priorities for nuclear research and technologies. The Committee is interested in the governance of the nuclear sector, the future role of the National Nuclear Laboratory, and the potential of future reactor technologies, particularly Small Modular Reactors.
The Dalton Nuclear Institute has submitted evidence to this Inquiry. Our evidence includes a discussion of Overall Reponsibility and Governance, the potential of a nuclear 'Sector Deal', the potential of Small Modular Reactor and Generation IV Technologies, and some comments on the consequences of the UK's withdrawal from the Euratom Treaty as a consequence of Brexit. Click the link below to read the submission.
Critical Again – Lessons for New UK Nuclear Power Projects
Report by S H Wearne and R H Bird
Project Management and Sustainability Resources Group
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
The University of Manchester
First issued December 2009, revised December 2016
The NNUMAN programme, part-funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), was launched in October 2012 to develop R&D capabilities to support a robust UK manufacturing supply chain for civil nuclear power to meet UK and global energy needs well into the future. The programme, led by The University of Manchester with support from the University of Sheffield, focusses on the scientific underpinning of advanced manufacturing for the next generation of power stations. Read more.
The Dalton Nuclear Institute and the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) have developed the Generic Feasibility Assessment (GFA) as part of a decision-making research package commissioned by DECC. The GFA approach is a tool to help answer the question “What are the attributes of a nuclear energy system which would justify investment in its future development with a view to deployment in the UK”. Read more and download the report.
Ten years on from its launch in 2005 Dalton Nuclear Institute has grown to deliver the UK’s largest and most networked academic capability in nuclear R&D and high-level skills development. Read our 10 year review.