Nuclear advance

October 26, 2007

Lancaster University has created a new chair in nuclear decommissioning. The chair is supported by the Lloyd's Register Educational Trust, a charity that funds advances in transportation, science, engineering and technological education.

The trust has agreed funding for the chair of £755,000 over five years amid concerns that the nuclear industry is suffering a shortage of suitably qualified staff, and will require up to 1,000 new graduates a year for the next 15 years to meet the growth in nuclear clean-up.

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