The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said on 12 July that the Low Level Waste Repository Ltd (LLWR) had become an NDA subsidiary after its ownership was transferred from UK Nuclear Waste Management Ltd (UKNWM). It represents the latest NDA-owned site to move to subsidiary status and follows a similar transition at Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd in March.

NDA CEO David Peattie said: “LLWR becoming a subsidiary is a significant milestone in building a stronger NDA group. We are transforming the way that we work across the estate, with a focus on sharing and collaboration, while also maximising the strength and scale of the group.

The move to make LLWR an NDA subsidiary is a step towards the creation of a single group waste division early next year. NDA said this will bring together the NDA’s waste management expertise, including LLWR and Radioactive Waste Management, growing capability and simplifying how the group operates to deliver greater value for the taxpayer.

Image: The UK’s low level waste repository