The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has published its Business Plan for 1 April 2017 to 30 March 2020. Based on the third edition of NDA’s Strategy, published in April 2016, the Business Plan sets out its objectives and expected progress for all 17 of its nuclear sites over the next three years, in line with the funding agreed with the Treasury and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Business Plan, which follows a public consultation that ran between 12 December to 3 February, also includes is a 20-year overview of forthcoming activities across the 17 sites. “Our core objective is to decommission these sites safely, securely, cost-effectively and in a manner that protects the environment,” the NDA said. The total planned expenditure for the financial year beginning April 2017 to financial year ending March 2018, is £3.24 billion ($4.02 billion), of which £2.36 billion will be funded by government and £880 million by income from commercial operations, it added.
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