Case Study Overview

  • Site:
  • Cavendish Nuclear Environmental Laboratory, Westlakes, Cumbria
  • Duration:
  • Services delivered to nuclear industry for more than 20 years.
  • Other Capabilities:
  • Decommissioning and Waste Management

The Cavendish Nuclear Environmental Laboratory is situated just a few miles north of the Sellafield Nuclear site. A modern, purpose-built 4,200 m2 facility, it is an internationally recognised provider of specialist radiometric analysis for a wide range of environmental and biological samples requiring a low limit of detection.

Using leading edge measurement techniques and analytical data, the laboratory ensures compliance with quality, safety, environmental and regulatory standards. Its close proximity to Sellafield site ensures rapid turnaround times for that plant. The laboratory also undertakes research and testing programmes for a range of other customers in the civil, nuclear and industrial sectors.

The laboratory is fully accredited to the internationally recognised ISO17025:2005 standard.