Progress in nuclear clean-up

"British companies have significant expertise in nuclear decommissioning and clean-up, with 19 nuclear sites in the UK currently being managed through the process.”
- David Cameron, Prime Minister

Back in the early post-war years, the UK pioneered the development of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and, when Calder Hall opened in 1956, became the first country in the world to provide the nation with nuclear-generated electricity. 

The UK is now tasked with ensuring the historic legacy is dealt with safely, securely and cost-effectively, while minimising the burden for the taxpayer. This is being achieved under the direction of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), established by the Government in 2005 and responsible for 19 sites up and down the country. Global expertise from the private sector has been brought in to manage site operations, providing innovative direction and technological solutions. This has resulted in significant progress being made in the UK’s clean-up programme.


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