In 2005, responsibility for the assets & liabilities of Springfields transferred to a new UK Government body, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). The NDA is a public body whose purpose is to oversee and manage the clean-up and decommissioning of the nuclear sites under its responsibility. A new company – (Springfields Fuels Limited was created to run the site, which was managed and operated by Westinghouse Electric UK Ltd on the NDA’s behalf.
On 1 April 2010 Westinghouse entered into an agreement with the NDA for a long-term lease of the Springfields site, which transferred responsibility for the commercial fuel manufacturing business and Springfields Fuels Limited to Westinghouse.
Springfields main activities:
- Oxide fuels for Advanced Gas-cooled and Light Water Reactors, as well as intermediate fuel products, such as powders, granules and pellets
- Manufacture of Uranium Hexafluoride
- Processing of residues
- Decommissioning and demolition of redundant plants and buildings