Policy paper

Discussion paper on the regulation of nuclear sites in the final stages of decommissioning and clean-up

We have identified an opportunity to improve current arrangements for the regulation of nuclear sites in the final stages of decommissioning and clean-up.

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Discussion paper

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Discussion paper (Welsh version)

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Working with the regulators and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has identified an opportunity to improve current arrangements that apply to the regulation of the final stages of nuclear site decommissioning and clean-up. For example, to enable a more flexible approach to site clean-up that takes account of a range of possible site end states and opportunities to optimise waste management.

The UK Government would welcome views from stakeholders to ensure any subsequent development of policy in this area is well informed prior to undertaking formal public consultation. While we welcome views from all interested parties, we expect the following stakeholders will have a particular interest: local communities in the vicinity of existing nuclear sites, nuclear operators and liability owners, local authorities and members of the nuclear industry (including the radioactive waste management supply chain).

In addition to considering written responses to this discussion paper, the UK Government intends to meet with interested parties to discuss the proposals.

Published 3 November 2016