Nuclear Decommissioning Jobs

As nuclear reactors come to an end of their lifespan in the UK, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has initiated various decommissioning projects around the country, ensuring each reactor is dismantled safely and efficiently.

Nuclear Decommissioning Jobs

With multiple decommissioning projects occurring there has been a surge in development within this sector leading to a rise in nuclear decommissioning jobs throughout the UK, covering a whole range of areas, from nuclear safety to waste disposal.

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) was set up in 2005 to manage these decommissioning challenges, including the number of nuclear decommissioning jobs and talent. The NDA currently manages 18 sites across the UK at different stages of decommissioning. Rightly the NDA’s priority is to deal with the highest hazards and make substantial progress across all of its sites. For more information on the NDA and their current progress please visit the official Nuclear Industry Association website.

Case Study: Sellafield Nuclear Site

The Sellafield site is probably the most well known nuclear site in the UK, as well as it offering the most nuclear decommissioning jobs. This is a complex and challenging site which includes managing what is left from early nuclear research including the first prototype nuclear reactors and the UK’s early nuclear weapons program.

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The site is particularly challenging as in places there are no accurate blueprints or inventories, increasing the complexity of the work.

These challenges require innovative, unique and high tech engineering solutions and as a result the UK has become a world-leader in decommissioning and is able to export this expertise around the world.

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