Nuclear Decommissioning


Sellafield in Cumbria, England

Many nuclear power stations are no longer producing power. They are now in the decommissioning phase. Decommissioning is a long-term (expected to last over 100 years) and wide ranging set of techniques with the aim that eventally the nuclear site can be returned to normal use. In the UK, the overall responsibility for decommissioning  nuclear plants is the  Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) . A learning network SD:SPUR exists for developing and disseminating good practice on the sustainable management of materials and decommissioning wastes arising from nuclear sites. Research continues at centres such as the UCLan-Nuclear, in both the decommissioning techniques as well as the potential for new nuclear builds 

FdEng Nuclear Engineering

There are videos on line about decommissioning, eg at the nuclear plant’s websites, eg,