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Dounreay - Socio-economic Report 2018 To 2019

16th January 2020

Published 15 January 2020.


The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's decommissioning agenda offers both challenges and opportunities for the communities in which we operate.

Our nuclear sites are in remote areas, so they're usually the major local employer. They offer high wages and job security and the community relies on them quite heavily.

But as our decommissioning moves forward, the impacts are likely to become significant.

The government recognised this and gave the NDA a socio-economic role in the Energy Act 2004.

That role is a responsibility to:

consider the socio-economic impact of our work

support local economic development agencies in minimising those impacts

The NDA's role in socio-economics is a supporting one, we support local economic development agencies in minimising the impact of our decommissioning work. That means we can maintain positive relations with the local communities while progressing with decommissioning work.

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