C/PBL resource: Nuclear decommissioning - turning waste into wealth


This context/problem-based learning (C/PBL) resource is part of a collection we have commissioned for you to use with your undergraduate students. This 5 credit module is based on the following scenario:

Your students will consider the management of a nuclear decommissioning project with a focus on adding value by re-purposing the waste and also saving costs. This is a particularly interesting, but not necessarily obvious, potential career pathway for chemistry graduates.

Type of Activity

group work



Age Group


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The student handbook for the waste to wealth course.


For answers and tutor guides please email learn-chemistry@rsc.org

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