This website has been set up as an archive for some of the wide range of reports, analysis and papers written by Dr John Large and his engineering consultancy Large & Associates.
John was an internationally recognised professional consulting engineer. He published reports on the safety of nuclear plants and processes, irradiated fuel and nuclear weapons transport, insurance, risks and risk management, on decommissioning of large-scale nuclear facilities, radioactive emissions and discharges, and the safety of nuclear reactor propulsion units at sea.
Building on his research interests in the AGR nuclear power plants, John published a number of reports and assessments of the ageing AGR nuclear power station design.
In 2001 he provided expert advice for the successful raising of the Kursk, a stricken Russian nuclear submarine which sank on August 12, 2000, with the loss of all hands in the icy waters north of Murmansk, coming close to being a disaster of international magnitude.
Following the Fukushima Daiichi incident in March 2011, John prepared and presented an intervention to the European Parliament, an issues paper at the UK House of Commons, and a number of specific topic papers and reports for international clients.
If you have any reports or papers by John or Large & Associates that would be suitable for inclusion on this site, please get in touch.