The University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute has established an extensive range of specialist nuclear R&D facilities.

These facilities include the Dalton Cumbrian Facility (DCF) on Westlakes Science & Technology Park near Whitehaven in West Cumbria. The DCF, designed as a national user facility and the result of a £20 million joint investment by the University and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, is a unique state-of-the-art research base for radiation science and nuclear engineering decommissioning, and incorporates academic access to the highly active research facilities within the Central Laboratory on the Sellafield site, operated by the National Nuclear Laboratory. Other facilities include the Manufacturing Technology Research Laboratory, Radiochemistry Laboratory, advanced electron optics and the Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility, the Nuclear Fuel Centre of Excellence and the Radionuclide Biogeochemistry Suite. We continue to invest collaboratively to expand the UK's nuclear science and engineering academic research capability.

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