Sellafield is a large and complex site and ranks as one of Europe's largest industrial complexes, managing more radioactive waste in one place than any other nuclear facility in the world.
Many of the facilities on the site are ageing, and new facilities are required, as the site’s mission changes from reprocessing to decommissioning. Reducing the hazard and risk on the Sellafield site quickly and safely is both a national priority and one of our top regulatory priorities.
Focuses on priority areas, concentrating efforts on facilities and processes requiring the greatest improvement, with a view to accelerating overall hazard and risk reduction. Some of the ways we do this, include:
Regulates site-wide safety at Sellafield through consistent and targeted application of our regulatory standards. This ensures that Sellafield Ltd maintains adequate levels of overall site safety whilst hazard and risk reduction work is underway at a number of key facilities. Our regulatory teams: