Nuclear Power Generation and Decommissioning Sector Plan

Closed 15 Feb 2019

Opened 21 Dec 2018


The nuclear power generation and decommissioning sector is a tightly regulated sector. In Scotland, there are very high levels of compliance with environment protection laws. SEPA is determined that this compliance performance will continue. We are also keen to help the sector explore further innovation in other areas, for example, water and solid waste management. We will also be focusing on future activities such as planned decommissioning processes.

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A print version of the sector plan for consultation is also available. 

Why We Are Consulting

The draft sector plans are our initial ideas on where we can make the most significant impact. Getting feedback early in the process from our communities, partners and stakeholders is important and your feedback is critical to the success of our sector planning approach. If you think that we have got something wrong, missed a critical opportunity or not been as transparent as possible, please let us know your thoughts.

We aim to get these plans finalised in the first months of 2019 and then push on to implement them. Your views will also help to shape the prioritisation for the implementation, which will be completed following the consultation period.



  • Responsible Authorities
  • Industry
  • Public
  • Nuclear Industry


  • Regulated activities
  • Radioactive waste
  • Radioactivity
  • Remediation
  • Restoration
  • Land quality
  • Contamination