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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority - Draft Business Plan Consultation

27th December 2018

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In this consultation, the NDA wants to hear from members of the public, nuclear regulators, employees within our businesses, trade unions, local authorities, Site Stakeholder Groups, Non-Governmental Organisations and any other organization or public body. In your response please state whether you are responding as an individual or representing the views of an organisation. If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, please make it clear who the organisation represents and, where applicable, how you assembled the views of the members.

We are happy to receive comments on any aspect of our Draft Business Plan and these will be considered where appropriate. When considering responses to this consultation, the NDA will give greater weight to responses that are based on argument and evidence, rather than simple expressions of support or opposition.

This consultation begins on 3 December 2018 and will close on 4 February 2019.

You can respond by letter, fax or email using the contact details below. Please address all responses to NDA Business Planning, Business Plan Consultation.

All of the nuclear sites are included in the plan an full information can be found at -

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/nuclear-decommissioning-authority-business-plan-2019-to-2022

Dounreay

Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL is owned by a Parent Body Organisation (PBO) - Cavendish Dounreay Partnership Limited comprising Cavendish Nuclear, CH2M Hill & AECOM)

DSRL is contracted to carry out the decommissioning of the Dounreay site as well as the operation of the Low Level Waste (LLW) disposal facility next to the licensed site. In March 2015, a revised Lifetime Plan was approved, incorporating scope to move material from Dounreay to Sellafield, that had not been agreed or finalised when the original contract was signed. In July 2015, this scope was further updated. Dounreay will continue to deliver within its assigned annual site funding limits, while also delivering the additional scope. The contract extension required for the additional scope is still earlier than the pre-competition baseline for achieving Interim End State. The activities below give the current understanding of the updated plans and are subject to change.

£185 million

planned expenditure for 2019/20

60-hectare site

(plus 12 hectares designated for LLW facility) in Caithness

60 hectares remain covered by the nuclear site licence, the 12 for the LLW facility are designated but not licensed.

Modification in designating direction signed by the Minister in Jan 2012.

Current milestones:

2025 - Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) dismantled

2025 - all fuel in long-term storage or shipped off site

2026 - Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) dismantled

2028 - Shaft and Silo encapsulation complete

2030 - site clearance and environmental restoration phase 3 complete

2030-2033 - interim end state achieved

All of the nuclear sites are included in the plan an full information can be found at -

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/nuclear-decommissioning-authority-business-plan-2019-to-2022

 

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