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  • Radball


    RadBall is a novel, passive, radiation detection device which provides 3D visualisation of radiation from areas where effective measurements have not been previously possible.

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  • NNL Support Sellafield

    NNL Support to Highly Active Waste Work at Sellafield

    One of our proudest achievements over the past few years has been the combined work we have carried out to support the ongoing operation of the evaporators in the Highly Active Liquor Evaporation and Storage (HALES) plant at Sellafield.

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  • Hot Isostatic Pressing

    Hot Isostatic Pressing

    NNL provides support to customers in the development of waste immobilisation process and products. There are a number of waste streams which are not suitable for processing using currently established methods, for example cement encapsulation and vitrification.

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  • Space


    The UK has been leading the work for the European Space Agency on the development of a novel power source for future space missions.

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  • New Graphite Examination Techniques

    New Graphite Examination Techniques

    The strength and integrity of the graphite moderator in Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactors (AGR) is an important consideration for safe operation and plant life extension. The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory has developed a technique which uses electronic speckle pattern interferometry (ESPI) to accurately measure the 3D displacements which occur during a 3-point bend test.

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  • 3D Geological Modelling

    3D Geological Modelling for a Safety Case Project

    NNL has carried out several projects in support of the Low Level Waste Repository's (LLWR) Safety Case needed to continue operations. One such project was to develop a 3D model representing the geology from the Quaternary Period (the most recent geological period) underneath the LLWR site. This incorporated the latest data from a recent geophysical survey of the site.

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  • Helping Iraq

    Helping Iraq to Clean Up Nuclear Sites

    NNL has signed an agreement with the European Union (EU) and Iraq to help scientists dismantle, decommission and decontaminate nuclear facilities built during the Saddam Hussein regime.

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  • Research and Development

    Research and Development Programme

    NNL runs a research and development programme with funding of £1 million a year - part of our continued investment in developing products and services that will benefit the UK and international nuclear industry.

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Every day, we work on high profile, high impact projects. Those that change the very shape of the nuclear industry. Here are just a few examples of projects we've been working on.