DD is a state enterprise established in 2003, which is now under the responsibility of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
Our main tasks are:
To dismantle the six original nuclear facilities at Risø. The decommissioning must be done in a safe, environmentally sound and economically optimal way.
To receive, treat and store radioactive waste from Danish users of radioactive isotopes.
To participate in the process, which by 2073 must have led to a permanent solution for the radioactive waste. Until then, Danish Decommissioning must store the waste.
We are supervised by The Danish Health Authority, Radiation Protection and by The Danish Emergency Management Agency. We have also established an external Whistleblower scheme where employees and regular business partners can submit information about illegal or objectionable matters without fear of negative consequences.
The 85 or so staff carry out a variety of tasks, some of them highly specialised: planning of the decommissioning, dismantling of installations, waste management, operation and maintenance, radiation protection of staff and the environment, administration, etc. Some of the staff know the nuclear installations from when they were in operation.
DD is organised into eight units and a staff function. See organisational chart here and more details below.