Office for Nuclear Regulation

Decommissioning, fuel and waste

This team regulates safety on a variety of nuclear fuel sites, including fuel cycle, nuclear research, waste management and decommissioning sites. It is divided into four areas of work: Decommissioning, Land quality management, Radioactive waste management and Geological disposal.

Decommissioning/defueling/defueled power stations

Bradwell, Berkeley, Dungeness A, Trawsfyndd, Hunterston A, Hinkley Point A, Oldbury, Chapelcross and Sizewell A (all Magnox Ltd reactor sites). Other Magnox reactor sites currently being defueled are covered by the Civil Nuclear Reactors Programme.

Restoration sites

Commercial sites

All Magnox Ltd stations, restoration sites and several commercial sites are owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The Programme interfaces with the NDA Strategy, including on decommissioning, spent fuels, plutonium disposition and waste policy with BEIS and Scottish Government.

We engage with Governments, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and other stakeholders to ensure that appropriate and adequate decommissioning and radioactive waste management policies and strategies are developed, and that they meet international nuclear safety and security standards.

The focus of the programme is: