Our mission is part of an international effort to deal with the legacy from the earliest days of the nuclear industry, so working with other countries is essential in sharing vital knowledge that helps us all reach our shared goal. The NDA’s Head of International Relations, John Mathieson, explains how bilateral agreements and visits from overseas experts, as well as exchange visits, support this global drive.
As our Annual Report and Accounts for 2017 to 2018 are published, David Peattie, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, looks back over a year of progress and reflects on the learning that will transform the NDA into a stronger organisation, in the best possible shape to face challenges of the future.
NDA Technical Assurance Manager Darrell Morris joined international counterparts at WM Symposia 2018 to embrace the growing opportunities for using robots in nuclear decommissioning, and for adapting robotic technologies from other industries.
International Women’s Day shed focus on the strengths and achievements of women around the world. And to showcase women in the nuclear industry, Clare Fuller hears from two women: Dorothy Gradden OBE, who started her career more than 20 years ago, and Heather Patterson, who only began working in the industry last October. Together, they highlight the differences in the sector.
Steven Carroll, Head of the programme to empty Sellafield’s oldest nuclear waste store, celebrates the completion of work to that could finally enable the highly radioactive contents to start being removed next year.
David Peattie, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's recently appointed CEO, shares his thoughts on progress in cleaning up the UK's earliest nuclear sites, as the NDA publishes its annual report and accounts for 2016/17.
Robots are playing an increasing role in our lives with lawnmowers that drive themselves and drones that deliver parcels to your door. As we mark UK Robotics Week, NDA's Melanie Brownridge, explains how robots are helping us in the nuclear decommissioning industry.
On International Women in Engineering Day, Alyson Armett, a chartered electrical engineer and physicist, talks about how she transferred her engineering skills and experience from different industries to work in nuclear decommissioning.
Beccy Pleasant, NDA's Head of Talent and Skills, celebrates the value of apprenticeships across the UK and highlights imminent reforms for employers. She describes how schemes are helping more apprentices gain placements in the supply chain for nuclear decommissioning. A long-running scheme, funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, in Cumbria is developing valuable business administration skills for those taking their first career steps in the nuclear industry.
As NDA Chairman Stephen Henwood CBE steps down, he reflects on nine years at the heart of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and its growing confidence as a national strategic body leading a vital UK programme.