This Glossary of Nuclear Terms has been produced to assist those new to the UK civil nuclear industry, by explaining and de-mystifying some of the terminology that will be encountered on a daily basis. Understanding the terminology will lead to a greater understanding of the sector, its components and how it works.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is making a difference by supporting sustained growth and higher skills across the economy.
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The National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN) is the lead strategic skills body for the nuclear industry in the UK.
The Office for Nuclear Regulation is responsible for regulation of nuclear safety and security across the UK.
Our mission is to provide efficient and effective regulation of the nuclear industry, holding it to account on behalf of the public.
The Nuclear Institute is the only membership organisation for Nuclear Professionals. We maintain the standards of professionalism in the nuclear sector through our code of conduct and the Nuclear Delta.