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Nuclear Research and Development Capabilities

The Science and Technology Committee, under the Chairmanship of Lord Krebs, has launched a short inquiry to investigate whether the UK’s nuclear research and development (R&D) capabilities are sufficient to meet its future nuclear energy requirements to 2050.

The inquiry will focus on what the Government should be doing if they are to ensure that the UK’s research and development capabilities are sufficient to meet our nuclear energy requirements into the future. It will examine, amongst other things, the research and development implications of future scenarios up to 2050 and whether the UK has adequate R&D capabilities, including infrastructure, to meet its current and future needs for a safe and secure supply of nuclear energy.

The Committee decided to undertake this inquiry before the recent, tragic events in Japan at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

 

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