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Caithness News Bulletins July 2004
UKAEA CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF FORWARD THINKING
On the 50th Anniversary of UKAEA Dipesh Shah the Chief Executive Dipesh Shah mulls over the achievements of the past 50 years.
Today the United Kingdom Atomic Energy
Authority celebrates its 50th Anniversary. On 19 July 1954 UKAEA came
into being as the body responsible for taking forward the atomic energy
research programme from the Ministry of Supply. Over the following years
UKAEA pioneered the development of an entire industry and went on to
spearhead many other scientific and technological advances. Today, its
pioneering role continues in its equally challenging tasks of nuclear site
restoration and leading the UK's
I am fortunate that UKAEA is celebrating its Golden Jubilee during my watch as CEO. UKAEA can be proud of its achievements over the past fifty years made possible by the commitment and innovative thinking of our workforce. We are about to enter a new chapter with the formation of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the fast track development of fusion. I am sure the qualities that have sustained UKAEA for five decades will ensure our continuing success as we start our next fifty years together.
The following are just some of UKAEA's achievements to date -