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As the UK’s national laboratory for nuclear fission, we are harnessing nuclear science to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.

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Accelerating the UK’s future nuclear fuels

This investment will allow NNL’s scientists and engineers to continue work towards the production of UK sovereign fuel, a critical enabler for our future energy security.

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Next generation of high temperature gas-cooled reactors reaches design phase

National Nuclear Laboratory, the UK’s national laboratory for nuclear fission, in partnership with its Japanese counterpart, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, has secured government funding.

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New insights into high temperature oxidation of superfine nuclear graphite for future clean energy

New research from the UK National Nuclear Laboratory and the University of Liverpool has used a novel technique to explore how thermal oxidation affects the structure of a key component of nuclear reactors.

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Make safety seen – INWED23

Today marks International Women in Engineering Day (23 June) and National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is celebrating the amazing work that our female engineers are doing to support lives and livelihoods every day.

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Homing in on effective separation of radionuclides to fuel a circular economy

Nuclear scientists are on a mission to help create a circular economy where “waste” is a useful resource.

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NNL’s Fiona Rayment appointed NI President

The Nuclear Institute (NI) has today announced its new President for the 2024-2025 year will be Dr Fiona Rayment OBE FNucI.

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Committing to improve the nuclear sector’s gender balance 

8 June, 2023 – Paris – A new OECD Recommendation will help governments to attract more women into the nuclear sector and develop more female leaders, ensuring its sustainability and contribution to net zero.

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UK and Japanese national nuclear laboratories renew cooperation to accelerate science and innovation

The UK and Japanese national laboratories for nuclear science – the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) – have extended a Technical Co-operation Agreement.

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Response to Powering Up Britain

Read our response to today’s Powering Up Britain announcements from NNL’s CEO Paul Howarth.

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