North MSP Gail Ross has been given an assurance that no jobs will be lost at Dounreay after it was announced that the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is to take over site operations from Cavendish Nuclear. She has also been told that there will be no impact on the NDA’s socio-economic funding in the far north. Mrs Ross, the SNP MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, said today: “I have spoken to the NDA and I have been reassured that this move will not result in job losses, nor affect the work being done or the socio-economic funding that has benefited the county as part of the decommissioning process. It was announced this morning that Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) and LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) will become wholly owned subsidiaries of the NDA next year. DSRL is responsible for the safe and secure clean-up of the Dounreay site, while LLWR manages and operates the NDA’s low-level waste repository in Cumbria and the provision of waste disposal treatment services. NDA chief executive David Peattie said: “These announcements are part of a strategic plan to build a strong and cohesive NDA group and drive more effective and efficient nuclear clean-up and decommissioning. The decisions follow similar changes at Sellafield and Magnox, where the benefits of working more closely and delivering cross-group synergies are already being felt.
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The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has announced that Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) and LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) will become wholly owned subsidiaries of the NDA next year. DSRL ownership will transfer to the NDA from the Cavendish Dounreay Partnership, a consortium of Cavendish Nuclear, Jacobs and Amentum, in March 2021. LLWR ownership will transfer from UK Nuclear Waste Management Ltd (UKNWM), a consortium of Amentum, Studsvik and Orano, in July 2021. Prior to ownership transfers, DSRL and LLWR remain under the management and direction of their respective parent body organisations.
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