The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) offers a breadth of technical products and services covering the complete nuclear fuel cycle, from fuel manufacture and power generation to reprocessing, waste treatment and disposal. We operate from six sites in Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, although most of our work is focused around our sites in the North West of England, and we are the second biggest industrial employer in West Cumbria.
With over 10,000 man years of nuclear experience across the fuel cycle, coupled with world-leading nuclear R&D facilities, we deliver the experts and technologies that ensure the UK nuclear industry operates safely, efficiently and cost effectively.
NNL plays a central role in the co-ordination of UK nuclear research and development and maintains close links with academia and industry. We support Government in safeguarding the UK’s nuclear skills and capabilities and provide advice on key strategic decisions.
The scope of our work includes measurement and analysis; waste and spent fuel technology; fuels and radioisotopes; safety management; asset care; security and environmental services.
Within the SHARE project, NNL will be bringing a wealth of expertise on nuclear decommissioning and leading WP3 which aims to map existing state of the art technologies and organisational best practice currently employed across the nuclear industry in line with the needs determined in WP2.