Low Level Waste Repository Ltd (LLWR) is now a subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) 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 Chief Executive Officer 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.
“Thank you to the UKNWM team for their good stewardship of the site in recent years and congratulations to Martin Walkingshaw, who is stepping up from being LLWR’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation. Martin is fully committed to the NDA group’s mission and values and will expertly steer the important work at the LLWR site.”
The move to make LLWR an NDA subsidiary is a step towards the creation of a single group waste division early next year. 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.