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Bristol team named joint winners of the IAEA Crowdsourcing Challenge

A research team from the University of Bristol was selected as one of the five best entries of the International Atomic Energy Agency Crowdsourcing Challenge that sought original concepts for advancing the decommissioning of nuclear facilities or environmental remediation of radiologically contaminated sites. The team’s submission was entitled characterization toolkit to enable accelerated decommissioning activities […]

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New NDA Direct Research Portfolio framework announced

Industrial and academic members of the South West Nuclear Hub have been successful in the recent announcement of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Direct Research Portfolio framework. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) mission is to clean up the UK’s earliest nuclear sites safely, securely and cost-effectively with care for people and the environment. The Universities of […]

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August nuclear research round-up

Several new research outputs relating to nuclear energy have been published from the University in August. Here is a summary of these publications with links to the full papers. Radiocarbon dating A team of researchers at the Universities of Belfast, Sheffield, Bristol, Glasgow, Oxford, St. Andrews and Historic England, among many other international institutions, used […]

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New environmental radiation protection research paper

A new international research paper presents and discusses issues involved in developing an ecosystem approach for environmental radiation protection. This is an output that presents the results of discussions at a workshop held as part of the International Congress of Radiation Research (Environmental Health stream) in Manchester in 2019. This workshop aimed to provide a […]

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New research: Modelling AGR core behaviour in seismic conditions

A new research paper presents a unique, highly innovative and technically challenging earthquake engineering project that has provided vital evidence to underpin the seismic safety assessments of the Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors. This is an output based on the long-standing collaborative research project between the University of Bristol, EDF and Atkins on plant-life extension of AGR […]

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Bristol Professor gives evidence to covid-19 national recovery committee

Professor Philip Thomas of the University of Bristol has provided written evidence to the UK Treasury Committee that is assessing the economic impact of coronavirus. Professor Thomas, Professor of Risk Management, has evaluated options available to national governments to combat the COVID-19 pandemic using the J value method, previously applied to mass evacuation scenarios. The […]

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Nuclear consortium wins Royal Society of Chemistry award

The DISTINCTIVE consortium, focused on nuclear decommissioning and waste management, has won a Royal Society for Chemistry award for industry-academia collaboration. This EPSRC-funded consortium, led by the University of Leeds, was set up to deliver research that addressed challenges associated with the continuing safe storage and disposal of radioactive legacy nuclear waste. The University of […]

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Development of embedded radiation detection capability for security applications

A collaborative project has developed radiation detection systems that can be built into industry standard entrance control systems, supporting the prevention of illegal radioactive material transportation. Project Gatekeeper, a collaborative research project between the University of Bristol, AWE, Royal Mail and Gunnebo aimed to be able to detect radioactive materials potentially carried by individuals as […]

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IDOM contracted for STEP fusion programme

IDOM were recently announced as one of nine companies who will work on the UKAEA’s Engineering Design Services Framework for the STEP programme. Hub members IDOM will be part of a four-year-long Engineering Design Services Framework along with eight other companies. Other companies in the Framework are Assystem, DBD, Rolls-Royce, Jacobs, Frazer Nash, Atkins, Mott MacDonald, and […]

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