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Baroness Sue Hayman sees nuclear research in action at NNL’s Workington Labs

Baroness Sue Hayman of Ullock has visited the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL)’s Workington site, seeing first-hand some of the scientific and technological advancements our experts have made in recent years.

During her visit Baroness Hayman, spokesperson for DEFRA and an Opposition Whip in the House of Lords, received an update on NNL’s critically important work on environmental restoration, and the progress of the Centre for Innovative Nuclear Decommissioning (CINDe).

CINDe is a PhD hub with the researchers performing their projects while being primarily based in industry, and with reach back to academic expertise within the university sector. Since its launch 19 talented PhD researchers have successfully passed through the programme, many of whom are now work directly within NNL or in the wider nuclear sector in Cumbria on vital science.

As a strategic asset and technical authority for the UK, NNL is promoting UK skills and jobs, preserving UK sovereign capabilities and supporting the drive to net zero. Through all of this work, we are keen to help level-up regions which would most benefit from new high-skill, high-value green jobs – particularly in the North West where our four laboratories are located.