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With the nuclear industry experiencing a welcome resurgence, the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is committed to producing better, cheaper and faster technology to support our colleagues across the nuclear sector. We have the essential ingredients to make a full and lasting contribution: exceptional people and world class facilities. NNL has the all round capability to provide technology services across the entire nuclear fuel cycle from fuel manufacturing to power generation, treatment of used fuel and decommissioning.Download PDF
"Advanced Reprocessing - Research and Development Needs" looks at the requirements to support options to close the fuel cycle in the 21st century.
The expected growth of nuclear energy in the UK and globally, as part of the mix of safe, secure and low carbon energy supply needed by 2050, will result in substantial quantities of used nuclear fuel in storage. Disposal of used fuel in a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) towards the end of the 21st century, or even later, is a feasible route for this used fuel, the so-called ‘open’ or once-through nuclear fuel cycle.Download PDF
Effective Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) strategies and activities in our places of work are areas of challenge facing many organisations within our industry and beyond. NNL is actively working to develop policies and practices that will enable equitable and inclusive working cultures. Read more in our 2018 report.Download PDF
At NNL, we take equality extremely seriously. We are fully compliant with the Equality Act 2010, which states that men and women in the same job performing equal work must receive equal pay. We are confident that at NNL men and women are paid equally for
doing equivalent jobs across our business.
This strategic plan does not represent business as usual for National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL). It comes at a seminal moment, as the nuclear sector navigates a turning point, and as the UK's Industrial Strategy and Nuclear Sector Deal set a new course for the future - and so we must transform our business. Our people are at the heart of that transformation. It is their talent and expertise that drive our business.Download PDF
The next decade will see tremendous changes to the nuclear sector worldwide with an expansion in nuclear new build, a growth in decommissioning and waste management and the prospect of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and accident tolerant fuel. We are at an exciting time in our industry.
For the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory this presents an opportunity to make an impact. Positioned at the frontier of nuclear science and technology ensures NNL offers the best strategic technical advice, provides the best integrated solutions and delivers innovative products and services to industry for the wider benefit of society.Download PDF
Read our 2018 Annual Report to see our business review and financial update.Download PDF