From Fukushima to Outer Space – Threats and Opportunities for the UK Nuclear Industry in the 21st Century

Monday 13 May
The nuclear industry is rarely far from the news. Whether it is nuclear’s current and future role in providing the secure, low-carbon electricity which UK homes and businesses need, the management and cleanup of the industry’s legacy at sites such as Sellafield, the advances in technology associated with this work or – as witnessed so dramatically in 2011 at Fukushima – a serious incident at a nuclear site, this “nuclear” word propels a story into the headlines.

This talk will look at what happened at Fukushima, how it has affected plans for new nuclear reactors in the UK, how the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory fits into the picture and how some surprising connections are being forged between the nuclear industry and other sectors through technology transfer.

The speaker is Adrian Bull, Director of External Relations, National Nuclear Laboratory, Warrington.

Event starts 6.30 pm at The Vale Inn, Adlington Road, Bollington. Arrive early to get a seat. As always, anyone from Junior School age onwards is very welcome. Anyone with an interest in science is very welcome.

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