Nuclear decommissioning activities can greatly benefit from research and development
(R&D) projects. This report examines applicable emergent technologies, current research
efforts and innovation needs to build a base of knowledge regarding the status of
decommissioning technology and R&D. This base knowledge can be used to obtain consensus
on future R&D that is worth funding. It can also assist in deciding how to collaborate
and optimise the limited pool of financial resources available among NEA member countries
for nuclear decommissioning R&D.