Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, abbreviated NDA (German authority for the decommissioning of nuclear installations ) has in the UK overseeing the decommissioning, dismantling and cleaning of certain nuclear facilities. According to a law adopted in 2004 (Energy Act ), the Authority was established on 1 April 2005. She has taken over the designated operating system in their property, while the necessary work is usually carried out by other organizations and companies.
The seat of authority is in the Westlakes Science & Technology Park, near the northeastern English port of Whitehaven.
In addition, the NDA owner of the British railway company Direct Rail Services, which handles, among other transports of radioactive material.
Of the NDA's
For installations under the supervision of the NDA is to be:
- The locations of the British Nuclear Group, a subsidiary of British Nuclear Fuels. These include a part of the extensive facilities at Sellafield, the uranium enrichment in Capenhurst and the Drigg repository.
- By the Westinghouse Electric Company, also a subsidiary of British Nuclear Fuels plc, operated plant for fuel element production in Springfields near Preston.
- All eleven British Magnox reactors: Calder Hall in Whitehaven, Cumbria - four blocks, each with 50 MW, commissioning in 1956, decommissioning in 2003
- Chapel Cross at Annan, Dumfriesshire - four blocks, each with 50 MW, commissioning in 1959, decommissioning in 2003
- Berkeley near the same place in Gloucestershire - Two blocks, each with 138 MW capacity, commissioning in 1962, decommissioning in 1989
- Bradwell at Southminster, Essex - Two blocks, each with 121 MW capacity, commissioning in 1962, decommissioning in 2002
- Hunterston A in Fairlie, North Ayrshire - Two blocks, each with 160 MW capacity, commissioning in 1964, decommissioning in 1990
- Hinkley Point A at Bridgwater, Somerset - Two blocks, each with 235 MW capacity, commissioning in 1965, decommissioning in 2000
- Trawsfynydd near the homonymous town in Gwynedd - Two blocks, each with 195 MW capacity, commissioning in 1965, closed down in 1991
- Dungeness A near the same place in Kent - Two blocks, each with 219 MW capacity, start-up 1966
- Sizewell A in Leiston, Suffolk - Two blocks, each with 210 MW capacity, start-up 1966
- Oldbury in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire - Two blocks, each with 217 MW capacity, commissioning, 1968; Shutdown block A2 in June 2011, Block A1 in February 2012
- Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey - Two blocks, each with 490 MW capacity, start-up in 1971; planned outage last 2014