Summary of Options for Graphite

Higher Activity Waste. Reactor Decommissioning Update. Summary of Options for Graphite. NDA, February 2011. Decommissioning of the UK reactor fleet will generate substantial amounts of radioactive waste. A significant proportion of these “reactor decommissioning wastes” will be graphite, other waste includes metals and concrete. The graphite waste represents approximately 30% of the UK volumetric inventory of Intermediate Level Waste (ILW), Following a recommendation by the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management the NDA is reviewing whether a safety case could be made for non-geological disposal of reactor decommissioning wastes, including on-site, or near-site, disposal in order to minimise transport.

NDA February 2011

For further information on graphite waste see NWAA’s submission to the Scottish Highly Active Waste Policy consultation.

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