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What will it take to deal with the UK's nuclear waste? The author reports from a special meeting called to discuss the problem. Managing one of the biggest engineering projects of the coming decades in a way that satisfies everyone involved will rest with a new body the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). A Liabilities Management Unit (LMU) at the Department of Trade and Industry is working to ensure the NDA hits the ground running. There is clear government intent to get on with decommissioning. The Unit has already completed the first national look at what needs to be done, carrying out site assessments to create a catalogue of assets and liabilities and establishing links with stakeholders like BNFL and UKAEA.