Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Storage
soluTIons for NuClear wasTe InVEntories

DISTINCTIVE is a multi-disciplinary collaboration of 10 universities and 3 key industry partners from across the UK’s civil nuclear sector.

Our world-class programme will focus on the area of nuclear decommissioning and waste management, with a special focus on the UK’s needs.


Each DISTINCTIVE research project falls within one Theme. This ensures alignment with the needs of the UK industry. Read More…

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Our next Theme meetings will be held at The Rheged Centre, Penrith on Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th October 2017.

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DISTINCTIVE will be attending the 2018 Waste Management Conference being held on March 18th -22nd in Phoenix, Arizona.


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million m3 UK nuclear waste from power generation


million/annum to maintain the status quo for Sellafield's legacy ponds and silos


UK Geological Disposal Facility start date


sites in the UK producing radioactive waste

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