The UK and Japan have signed a research and technology deployment collaboration agreement to help automate nuclear decommissioning and aspects of fusion energy production. The collaboration is expected to lead to new robotics and automation techniques used in Japan and the UK.
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Robotic technology is to be used to decommission old nuclear sites such as Sellafield in Cumbria and Fukushima Daiichi in Japan. A new £12m partnership will see the UK and Japan work together to develop new systems. Long-reach robotic arms will be faster and reduce health risks, bosses say. Adrian Simper, from the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), said they could tackle “complex work safely, securely and cost-effectively”. “This unique international collaboration allows us to pool expertise and experience from Japan,” he said.
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