CLCC Thematic Review – Cross-Government Nuclear Decommissioning Cost

Nuclear power is a fundamental part of the UK’s future low-carbon energy mix, yet nuclear activity results in the production of hazardous waste which requires management and decommissioning. To maximise the net benefit of nuclear activity it is important to minimise the cost of decommissioning, without sacrificing the safety of the people or sites involved.

The CLCC has worked with various departments and organisations to summarise government’s portfolio of nuclear decommissioning cost across the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, the Ministry of Defence, the Nuclear Liabilities Fund, and Hinkley Point C. The CLCC has sought to outline the uncertainty in these estimates and introduce recommendations to help departments better manage the uncertainty and standardise how these risks are considered.



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