The Nuclear Industry
Environmental and Social Impacts Research and Decommissioning Technology Development
What we can do for you
Lancaster Environment Centre supports growth and development of environmental businesses by providing access to extensive technical resources for new product development, corporate social responsibility programmes and management of environmental impacts. Our support is generally delivered in the form of research partnerships.
A Summary of Our Collaborative Work
- Radiation detection and activity depth profiling
- Remote decommissioning robotics
- Radiation tolerance in electronics
- Safety engineering
- Risk management
- Stakeholder engagement
- Contaminated land remediation
- Critical incident planning
- Permeable Reactive Barrier research
- Radioecology and epidemiology
- Fate and behaviour of radionuclides
- Geosphere/Biosphere dynamics
- Food chain analysis
- Groundwater/surface water interactions
- Non-radioactive chemical fate and behaviour
We are particularly seeking to develop new university research partnerships with business or industry in the nuclear industry, energy, chemicals, contaminated land, environmental monitoring, environmental clean-up, and water sectors.
Our research partnerships are mutually beneficial and should lead to faster growth of your business. Our case studies page will highlight the benefits of working with us.
The University have recently been awarded £3/4m from the Lloyds Register Educational Trust for a Chair in Decommissioning.
Environmental Monitoring for the Nuclear Industry
17th July 07
More than seventy scientists and nuclear industry professionals from organisations including Sellafield Limited and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority attended a half-day conference on July 17. The event was held in the Lancaster Environment Centre’s recently opened business development wing which provides businesses with facilitated access to the centre’s science, including specialist office space.
Lancaster University researchers showcased a number technological developments ranging from neutron detection and subsurface leak detection to geophysical imaging methods and coastal monitoring.
The event titled "Environmental Monitoring and Analysis for the Nuclear Industry" was organised by Envirolink Northwest and Lancaster Environment Centre’s business development team.
John Knox of Envirolink Northwest said: "This event brought together industry specialists and authorities tasked with guiding technology development along with academics and their development teams. Delegates have seen and discussed innovations which could lead to significant advancements in environmental monitoring and clean-up".
Continuing Professional Development Programmes
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To maximise the benefit of working with us you can locate your company or research team here at Lancaster Environment Centre.