Decommissioning is a technical term describing the
dismantling of and the cleaning up after primarily chemical
and nuclear facilities.
DD is responsible for decommissioning the nuclear facilities at
Risoe and receives, handles and stores all radioactive waste
Danish Decommissioning [DD] was established on September 15 2003
as an institution under the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. DD is
responsible for decommissioning, i.e. dismantling, the nuclear
facilities formerly attached to Risø - National Laboratory for
DD is located at the scenic peninsula Risoe, 6 km north of
the city of Roskilde and approximately 35 km vest of
There are 6 nuclear facilities; 3 research reactors, DR 1, 2 and
3, a fuel fabrication facility, a hot cell facility and a waste
management plant. According to plan the project will be concluded
no later than 2023.
In addition to the decommissioning project, DD is
- maintaining the nuclear facilities until these have been fully
- receiving, treating and storing radioactive waste from Danish
users of radioactive materials
- contributing to a long-term solution for Danish low-level and
medium-level radioactive waste.
Safety and high quality have great
priority. DD adheres to international standards
and co-operates with international experts and
authorities. DD consults a panel of experts which comment on
project description, choice of methods and the likes.
A number of DD employees have extensive contact to
international collegues as well as attend national and
international conferences and networks. Read more about our international co-operations.