Over the past few years, several demonstrations of new technologies have been successful. Some of them have the potential to change the way we currently approach decommissioning. We’ve been buzzing with excitement at Sellafield, seeing for the first time: successful cutting up of a dissolver vessel with LaserSnake2, a flexible robotic arm: successful inspection of nuclear facility by a flying a drone; Technology and innovation are high on the agenda right now. The NDA has seen a number of technologies they’ve funded developed through to successful active deployment and commercialisation. With all this momentum and enthusiasm, I was delighted to get involved in a collaborative innovation Competition, which we have now called ‘Integrated Innovation for Nuclear Decommissioning’.
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