The regulation of nuclear sites in the final stages of decommissioning and clean-up

Closed 3 Jul 2018

Opened 8 May 2018


Working with the regulators and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has identified an opportunity to improve current arrangements that apply to the regulation of the final stages of nuclear site decommissioning and clean-up.

We published a discussion paper on the principle of these proposals in November 2016 and are now publishing a consultation on the detailed proposals in particular, the arrangements for exiting the nuclear third party liability regime and for ending the nuclear site licence. We are also publishing the impact assessment.

We welcome views from all interested parties, particularly:

  • local communities in the vicinity of existing nuclear sites
  • local authorities
  • nuclear operators and liability owners
  • members of the nuclear industry (including the radioactive waste management supply chain). 

We will also be holding stakeholder workshops to discuss the proposals.

A Welsh translation of the Executive Summary is available.


  • Nuclear
  • Local government
  • Regulator
  • The Devolved Administrations


  • Nuclear