The Client: NDA

What the work was for:

A nuclear site licence is necessary for any nuclear operation and specifies various conditions which must be met.  The retention of a nuclear site licence is expensive and restricts further uses of the site.  On the other hand, removing the site licence can only be considered when the remaining radioactivity on the site is deemed to constitute no danger to people and the environment.  Deciding what ‘no danger’ means and how it is assessed is an important part of the decommissioning strategy for UK nuclear sites and could significantly affect the NDA’s lifetime remediation costs.

Who was it for:

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Who worked on it:

Grace McGlynn, Gregg Butler, Steve Robinson