UK University to lead £8 million (€9.6 million) collaborative nuclear waste research programme
At the beginning of January 2014 it was announced that the University of Leeds, in England, is to lead a consortium of 10 UK universities (Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol, Imperial College London, Lancaster, Loughborough, Manchester, Sheffield, Strathclyde and University College London) in a national research programme looking at ways of dealing with the UK’s nuclear waste. The project, which is called DISTINCTIVE, is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and will start in February 2014. The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Sellafield Ltd. are partners in the project together with the ten aforementioned universities.
For further details about this ground-breaking collaborative research project are available via the following links:
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