National Nuclear Laboratory
The Central Laboratory at Sellafield is the flagship nuclear Research and Development facility in the UK. It supports new reactor build, operation of reactors, operations of fuel processing plants and decommissioning and clean-up.
Managed by NNL, on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), the Central Lab is available to run a wide range of radioactive and non-radioactive experimental programmes. In addition, it offers a wide range of analytical services, building on its excellent location on the Sellafield site and considerable expertise of its resident technologists.
Customers range from Government and the NDA to site licence companies, utilities, nuclear specialists and universities.
The facility has been designed with flexibility and collaboration firmly at its heart. Smaller experiments can be easily set, taking advantage of the modular nature of the laboratories. Larger experiments and rigs can be assembled off site, installed and pre-tested in non-radioactive areas prior to active testing.