|Flying to the ‘rescue’|
NDA R&D funds have helped two UK businesses develop a small drone that will measure radiation levels at Japan's damaged Fukushima power plant.
The lightweight RISER drone uses lasers to self-navigate deep inside hazardous facilities where GPS signals cannot reach, and has already been used successfully at Sellafield.RISER carries a sophisticated radiation detection & mapping system which has been collecting vital information about conditions in the remaining Windscale Pile chimney. More than 60 years after the 1957 fire, the chimney remains highly contaminated. Using remotely operated equipment is the only way to establish how the chimney can be cleaned out and finally dismantled