UK Nuclear Horizons

NNL has written 2 position papers on Thorium and Nuclear Horizons, looking at the nuclear renaissance as part of our energy mix.

Nuclear fission technology is generally considered to be at a mature stage of development. However, there are still many advances in science and technology being made right across the fuel cycle. These developments will help meet the challenges of future energy demands and security of supply. They will help make improvements in efficiency and safety of nuclear operations and clean-up. And they will also help in securing long term waste management solutions including disposal and in the area of radiological-nuclear threat reduction.   

NNL has many years experience of the nuclear fuel cycle and associated science and technology and is in an ideal position to advise decision makers on key topics which are important when considering the UK’s ability to meet these nuclear challenges.

NNL’s view on these topics is being set out as a series of Position Papers. These papers reflect our independent and authoritative view and are supported by underpinning studies.


The first of these position papers, on Thorium, can be downloaded by clicking here.

UK Nuclear Horizons

Conditions for a nuclear renaissance are falling into place in many countries. New nuclear build is recognised as having a clear role as part of the future energy mix. Our latest position paper sets out our assessment of the key areas that need to be considered and addressed in order to implement a workable strategy for our future energy supply. 

The Nuclear Horizons position paper can be downloaded by clicking  here.

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