Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)
About Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is a non-departmental public body established under the Energy Act 2004. Under the Energy Act 2004, the NDA owns 17 nuclear sites across England, Wales and Scotland (some dating back to the 1940s) plus the associated liabilities and assets.
The NDA is responsible for the operation, decommissioning and clean-up of nuclear reactor and research sites in the UK. The programme of work to deliver this is projected to take over 100 years and cost Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) over £100 billion.
The NDA reports to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), although for some aspects of work in Scotland it is responsible to Scottish ministers.
The NDA Corporate Centre’s role is strategic i.e. establish the overall approach, allocate budgets, set targets and monitor progress. The NDA Corporate Centre does not have a hands-on role in cleaning up our facilities. Instead its mission is delivered through the rest of the NDA Group, primarily Site Licence Companies (SLCs) and subsidiaries. The SLCs hold the nuclear site license (granted by the office for Nuclear regulation (ONR) to operate the site/s. The SLCs provide staff to run the sites and also let the contracts to run and decommission them. In total there are approximately 18,500 people employed through the NDA Group.
The NDA Corporate Centre employs over 200 staff and its headquarters are in West Cumbria.
With a new Chief Executive and Chair, this is a very exciting time to join the NDA.