NDA 2009/10 Decommissioning Highlights

Tony Fountain, NDA’s Chief Executive, outlines why and how the financial year 2009/10 saw strong progress in the decommissioning and clean-up across 19 sites.

2009/2010 has seen strong progress in the decommissioning and clean-up agenda across our 19 sites.
From Dounreay on the north coast of Scotland to Dungeness on the south coast of England, and from Wylfa in Anglesey to Bradwell in Essex, performance against plans has been good. This gives us confidence that having put the right plans and resources in place we are starting to see real delivery across our estate, and I would like to congratulate those involved.
It’s been another good year in terms of HSSSE performance on our sites, building on our work to encourage the leading, learning and sharing of good practice across the estate. Strong health and safety records have been maintained with several sites achieving awards in this area. Whilst we will report in detail through our Annual Report and Accounts later this year, we are pleased to be able to share with stakeholders the encouraging signs of progress in our mission.
During the year we have seen:
• reductions in hazardous materials at Sellafield and Dounreay
• innovation at Magnox stations in progressing towards their entry into care and maintenance, however flask availability has affected progress in transporting spent fuel for reprocessing
• safe management of nuclear materials
• effective management of spent fuel
• new infrastructure for waste management
• environmental restoration through demolition of redundant buildings in order to return land for beneficial use
• new commercial opportunities created
• excellent performance from our two remaining generating stations

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You can read the full 2009/10 report here.

Tony Fountain, Chief Executive