Nuclear decommissioning

IET factfile: Nuclear decommissioning

An introduction to the processes behind nuclear decommissioning in the UK.

The first generation of UK nuclear reactors was built in the 1950s and 1960s. Now an increasing number of reactors have reached the end of their useful life and their decommissioning is a topic of public concern. This Factfile briefly outlines the history of nuclear power in the UK, the strategy adopted for nuclear decommissioning and the practice for safely undertaking this.