Who’s who?

Key stakeholders within the NWP and their responsibilities

  • UK Government is the sponsor and owner of the LLW strategy.
  • Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) leads the implementation of the strategy. It owns and is responsible for decommissioning UK civil public sector nuclear sites.
  • LLW Repository Ltd leads the delivery of the NWP on behalf of the NDA and government. It acts as integrator for the strategy through its Waste Services organisation and operates the UK’s national LLW repository.
  • LLW Producers and Nuclear New Build implement the strategy within their organisations and sites, engaging with the NWP.
  • Regulators work with permitted and licenced sites to implement the strategy in a safe and compliant manner. The principle regulators are the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), Environment Agency (EA), Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW).
  • Supply Chain provides capability and capacity in the form of fit for purpose waste treatment and alternate disposal routes to enable diversion from the LLWR.
  • Planning Authorities take account of the strategy within their mineral and waste plans.
  • Public recognises the need for suitable facilities and routes to manage the LLW inventory and to engage with the industry.


Maps of the nuclear industry and waste management facilities

Key stakeholder weblinks

This section provides an alphabetical list of NWP organisations by stakeholder group.

UK Government & regulators

LLW producers and nuclear new build

Supply chain

Other useful links

Contact us

For further information on the National Waste Programme, contact: nwp@llwrsite.com