Strathclyde takes nuclear leap with UK-Japan partnership

The University of Strathclyde is collaborating with the Japanese Government to advance nuclear waste detection and disposal technologies

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Nuclear waste

The University of Strathclyde, in collaboration with the Japanese Government and UK funding, is conducting research in nuclear waste detection and disposal.

This initiative addresses the decommissioning of the Sellafield Nuclear Plant in the UK and the management of radioactive debris from the Fukushima nuclear accident.

With £1 million in funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Dr Paul Murray of Strathclyde is leading efforts to enhance debris detection and disposal.

A multidisciplinary team from the UK and Japan, including Lancaster University, the National Nuclear Laboratory, Osaka University, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency and Nippon Nuclear Fuel Development Co., Ltd., is exploring innovative methods, including hyperspectral imaging, for effective debris characterisation.

This research aims to benefit nuclear decommissioning efforts globally.

This project is part of the UK-Japan Civil Nuclear Research programme, fostering international collaborations to address global challenges.

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