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Supporting communities around our nuclear decommissioning sites

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Socio-economic funding 2014 to 2015

As part of the consultation on the NDA's draft revised strategy, Karen Dickens seeks views on support for communities surrounding our sites. Karen explains the issues, the NDA's role and how we work with other organisations to ensure these communities have a sustainable economic future once the sites have closed.

A 120-year mission: securing the skills needed for UK nuclear decommissioning

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NDA's mission 2015 to 2120

Natasha Hanson, Head of HR Strategy and Delivery, and Beccy Pleasant, Head of Skills and Talent, describe the challenges around maintaining a skilled workforce for such a long-term mission. They share the work underway to overcome these challenges, and seek your views on this approach.

Solving the technical challenges of nuclear decommissioning

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Melanie Brownridge

NDA's Head of Technology, Melanie Brownridge, explains how the NDA ensures the right level of research and development helps progress the decommissioning mission. Melanie seeks feedback on this approach via the consultation on NDA’s draft revised strategy.

NDA investment of more than £7m leverages an additional £39m for Meirionnydd and Anglesey

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Socio-Economic-funding---Meirionnydd-and-Anglesey

Jon Phillips, NDA’s Director of Communications, celebrates investment for north-west Wales and explains why supporting efforts that help mitigate the impacts of decommissioning on local communities is an important part of the NDA’s remit.

50 years of knowledge helps build range of unique devices

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Calder Bains, Senior Design Engineer, at Dounreay site

Calder Bain, who started his apprenticeship in the 1960s at Dounreay and worked on the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) before it was built, is part of the site’s in-house design team responsible for safely dismantling the reactor. He ponders on the unique challenges they face.

Understanding and prioritising risks helps deal with NDA’s mission

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2015 NDA estate risk management conference

Richard James, NDA’s Risk Manager, reports from a recent conference led by the NDA’s Chief Executive John Clarke. Around 40 senior executives from the NDA estate, the Site Licence Companies (SLCs) and the regulatory authorities attended the 2015 annual Risk Management Conference.