Nuclear new build-integrating cultural differences in radiation protection

Valentin Haemmerli, Peter A. Bryant, Peter Cole

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Across the world, we are seeing a resurgence in Nuclear New Build. In the UK alone, plans are under way for the construction of 10 new reactors, using 4 different reactor designs all of which are to be provided by foreign vendors, and operated by 3 newly formed licensees within the UK. As these new licensees embark on the task of establishing themselves and progressing the design and build of these reactors, there are challenges faced in integrating the Radiation Protection Requirements and Culture from the various Foreign Investors and Vendors into the UK 'Context'. The following paper identifies the origin of the Radiation Protection Requirements within the UK and foreign investor/vendor countries, in an attempt to integrate them into the UK licensing and approval process. Thus, allowing due credit to be taken for the regulatory regime of the foreign countries where these reactors originate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-99
Number of pages7
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Issue number1
Early online date24 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


Dive into the research topics of 'Nuclear new build-integrating cultural differences in radiation protection'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this