The nuclear decommissioning sector is expected to undergo a boom in the coming years as hundreds of nuclear plants around the world are set to close. According to the International Energy Agency, about 200 nuclear reactors around the world will be shut down over the next quarter-century, mostly in Europe, which creates a lot of work for the small group of companies that specialise in the complex and dangerous job of dismantling plants. As head of the Muelheim-Kaerlich nuclear reactor, Thomas Volmar spends his days plotting how to tear down his workplace. The best way to do that, he says, is to cut out humans.
Engineering & Technology 12th June 2017 read more »