Innovative technologies to decommission the nuclear sector could get a share of £3 million. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), Sellafield LTD and Innovate UK are offering the funding to companies to help develop methods to more safely, effectively and inexpensively close down nuclear facilities. Decommissioning is likely to become a larger priority at Sellafield in the next five years as nuclear fuel reprocessing at the site has now come to an end. However, closing it down is estimated to cost around £85 billion. Applicants should aim to minimise human exposure to radiation, increase productivity and optimise waste treatment and disposal.
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