Celebration of nuclear research and development

Sellafield 200Held last week, the Nuclear Institute Annual Conference was hailed another great success.

The event, organised by the NI and supported by Sellafield Ltd and Innovus, took place at Energus, in West Cumbria.

Over 200 delegates, representing a large proportion of the Cumbrian nuclear industry, had the opportunity to see first hand the variety of innovative techniques and technologies that have been developed to support decommissioning and waste management at Sellafield Ltd.

There was an opportunity to listen to key speakers including Dame Sue Ion, an expert adviser on the nuclear industry. Dame Sue Ion has been a prominent figure in the UK nuclear industry for decades. Other speakers include Sylvain Du-Tremblay, Chief Technical and Engineering Officer at Sellafield Ltd and Melanie Brownridge of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Sylvain Du Tremblay chief Technical and Engineering Officer at Sellafield Ltd said: “Today provides an excellent networking opportunity with some of the leading champions and key representatives of the industry. It is inspiring to see companies and universities showcasing the work they have carried out and the excellent innovation developed.”

The Land Quality Technical Team from Sellafield Ltd was pleased to present their own progress in the field of research and development, concentrating on a display that captured the spectrum of land quality work. This diversity in work was rewarded with an ‘NI Cumbria Branch Technology Development Award’ for best series of posters.

Julian Cruikshank, Senior Technical Leader, Land Quality, Sellafield Ltd, said: “It was an honour to receive this award on behalf of the whole team. The panel felt that the Land Quality Team had done an admirable job in showing the multi layered approach to their work and range of problems associated with contaminated land and groundwater issues.”

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