Directions to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in respect of the Springfields Nuclear Site

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written statement – made am ar 7 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Andrew Bowie Andrew Bowie Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

I am today laying a new Designation Direction in respect of the Springfields Nuclear Site. This amends the existing Designation Direction. This power has been exercised in accordance with section 5(4) of the Energy Act 2004, with the consent of Springfields Fuels Ltd (SFL).

This amendment enables new uranium conversion capabilities to be developed at Springfields, work on which should be delivered by the end of the decade. This is in line with HMG’s commitment in the Nuclear Roadmap and is a key part of reducing international dependence on Russian fuels.