The Welsh Affairs Committee has launched an inquiry looking at Nuclear energy in Wales. It will consider Wales’ role in the UK Government’s nuclear ambitions, the economic impact of a new nuclear power station at Wylfa and the development of nuclear technologies, such as small modular reactors.
Senior Lecturer Dr Michael Rushton appeared on prime-time Sky News on the 1st of September to discuss the ongoing situation with the Zaporizhzhia power station in Ukraine - Europe’s largest nuclear power station.
In nuclear medicine, radioactive material is used for the diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of disease, including cancer. The demand for radiotherapeutics is expected to increase significantly over the next few decades. The aim of this project is to optimise the production of novel medical radionuclides in a research reactor.
An interdisciplinary team led by Dr Anita Crompton and funded by NERC, has been investigating the feasibility of using waste nuclear heat to decarbonise and stimulate a reversal in the decline of commercial greenhouse use in the UK. This waste heat could provide the low carbon, low-cost heating needed by greenhouse growers to improve the economics of operations. It could also allow an expansion of edible horticulture, which could benefit the industry, UK consumers and the environment.
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The Bangor University Lead Loop for Erosion/corrosion Testing (BULLET) has been delivered to Bangor University, M-SParc, by SRS in Italy this week. BULLET will test materials in flowing, high temperature lead (Pb).
On 29 July 2022, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and Bangor University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the two organisations work together to advance education and innovation for nuclear in Wales. The MoU will have NNL, Bangor University and the Nuclear Futures Institute share access to infrastructure, facilities and equipment to further the nuclear efforts in the region.
From the 20th – 22nd of June 2022, the Nuclear Futures Institute hosted a three-day conference - The Universities’ Nuclear Technology Forum. UNTF is one of the oldest nuclear engineering conferences in the world. It provides a great opportunity for early-stage researchers to present work to their peers and build their professional network.
This project seeks to develop a new method in treating cancer by coupling nuclear medicine with Creo Medical’s sophisticated medical microwave technologies. Nuclear medicine is a well-established subset of radiology that implants radioactive material into a patient for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
This project would aim to investigate the feasibility of producing tritium on the industrial scale that would be required to support the deployment of fusion power so that FPPs would not have to breed their own tritium. The longer-term vision is for the UK to create a tritium production industry that could service both the UK and global FPP industry need. In the shorter term it is recognised that STEP, other UK and international small spherical Tokamak reactors and private fusion endeavours will need tritium supplies for their early year.