WORKERS and major community projects will NOT suffer following the news that Nuclear Management Partners (NMP) has been stripped of its multi-billion pound contract to clean up Sellafield. Reassurances have been given by nuclear chiefs amid concerns raised by Copeland’s political, community and union leaders about future operation on and off the site. The government confirmed that it is ending NMP’s controversial six year stint at the nuclear site, with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) taking over the reins. The transition will take between 12 and 15 months. Sellafield Ltd – whose ownership will revert from NMP to the NDA under the new setup – says that while there will be changes to the way the site is managed “at a strategic level”, the day-to-day impact on theworkers is “unchanged”.