Background - Dr Adam Meehan

Dr Meehan is an independent consultant specialising in strategic support to Clients across the nuclear industry. He provides a delivery focussed, stakeholder sensitive approach based on partnership working with Client organisations. He is a recognised specialist in strategy development and planning with over 20 years of industry experience.

Dr Meehan’s most recent Commission involved preparing strategy papers for Magnox Ltd on decommissioning waste options, and for similar wastes across the wider NDA Group. Prior to this he prepared a strategic programme business case for the NDA on reactor dismantling timing across the 10 Magnox sites, seeking support for a ‘continuous decommissioning’ strategy. This helped make the case for a major programme strategy change.

Dr Meehan also worked as an embedded specialist for two years as NuGen’s Radwaste & Decommissioning Manager. He was Client Lead for development of the Decommissioning & Waste Management Plan (DWMP) for the Moorside project, the largest proposed nuclear new build project in Europe at the time. He also developed and authored NuGen strategies on Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning.

Prior to setting up his consultancy, Dr Meehan was one of the longest serving members of the Magnox Parent Body Organisation (PBO). He had a major influence on policies, strategies and delivery plans across Magnox and the wider NDA Estate.

His work on new waste routes was considered revolutionary at the time and contributed to the development of a variety of new, fit-for-purpose and cost efficient waste routes. Proposed site-specific waste strategies have resulted in step reductions in costs. Several Estate wide opportunities for risk-informed approaches to waste management he championed now feature in NDA’s 2019 Waste Strategy.

Adam Meehan was born in Liverpool in 1974. He read Physics at the University of Manchester and obtained a Masters in Applied Radiation Physics from the University of Birmingham, graduating top of his class and Fremlin prize winner. He went on to complete an industry funded Doctorate in the Characterisation of Land Contaminated by Radioactivity at Nuclear Power Stations from the University of Birmingham, whilst working full-time within a specialist plant and environmental measurement team at the Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories in Gloucestershire.

Dr Meehan is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Physicist, a Member of the Institute of Physics and a Member of the Association for Project Management.




The Launch of Genesis Nuclear

Genesis Nuclear ('Genesis') was launched in February 2015 to provide strategic support and consultancy services to Clients across the nuclear industry. The business provides independent consultancy services on radioactive waste management and nuclear decommissioning, including support for new nuclear build.

Dr Meehan is working closely with a select group of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the nuclear industry, to benefit from mutually supportive capabilities, skills and experience, and where necessary can offer a more complete consultancy service to satisfy Client needs and aspirations, for example to support larger projects.

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Client orientated and delivery focussed

Sustainable, environmentally sound solutions

Ethical approach to business

Sensitive to stakeholder needs and expectations

Partnership working and collaboration to deliver value-added outcomes

The Genesis Logo

The Genesis logo is designed to reflect Dr Meehan’s values and principles. The green main text colour is intended to resonate with his sustainable, environmental views on nuclear clean-up and waste management, whilst the flash of orange is a ‘hat-tip’ to the nuclear reaction itself. The free flowing Genesis font reflects his creativity, innovation and open minded approach to problem solving.

The short form Genesis “G” with new growth is intended to denote sustainable forms of development and can likewise be interpreted as a reference to new nuclear development and its contribution to reducing carbon emissions. It also resembles a torch shining light upon strategic issues, attesting to Dr Meehan’s ability to bring clarity to strategic thinking and issues.

The Genesis Nuclear brand is intended to evoke a range of thoughts; there are connotations of clarity, intent and creativity, along with ethical, environmentally sound and sustainable development. Dr Meehan firmly believes that good ideas come from all manner of places - the logo and name of the company were conceived during a conversation with his girlfriend in a tailback on the M6 motorway!