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Representatives from the Japan Atomic Energy Authority (JAEA) visited Dounreay and Sellafield to learn more about the nuclear decommissioning and hazard reduction programmes, and to find out if the UKs nuclear innovation could be used at sites in Japan.
Dounreay in Caithness, Scotland is the former centre of fast reactor research and development, and is one of the UKs most complex nuclear decommissioning projects.
Sellafield, which has been at the forefront of the UKs nuclear industry for several decades, is now making significant progress in cleaning up the legacy from the earliest days of nuclear.
Dr Adrian Simper, the NDAs Strategy and Technology Director, said:
These visits are an important part of the work being done by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), its subsidiary International Nuclear Services, and the Department for International Trade to highlight the UKs nuclear decommissioning expertise to overseas customers.
The work being done on the NDA sites is pioneering the way nuclear facilities are decommissioned all over the world and showcases the unique expertise that is on offer within the UKs nuclear supply chain.
Cockermouth-based Createc has recently won a Queens Award for Enterprise for its work on nuclear decommissioning projects in Japan and the United States. Createc produced radiation mapping equipment, developed for use at Sellafield, which has gone