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Prof Smythe’s response to Dr Dearlove

Professor David Smythe has written a response to a letter submitted to the West Cumbria Managing Radioactive Waste Partnership by the Dr J Dearlove on 13th May 2011. His letter is a commentary on Prof. Smythe’s critique: “Why a deep nuclear … Continue reading

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Nirex Inquiry Inspector’s Report

Over 66 days between 5 September 1995 and 1 February 1996 a public inquiry was held at The Civic Hall, Cleator Moor, Cumbria into an appeal by United Kingdom Nirex Limited against the refusal by Cumbria County Council to grant planning … Continue reading

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Why was Sellafield rejected as a disposal site for radioactive waste?

March 17th 1997 may be remembered by most people in Britain for the announcement of the general election. But for the nuclear industry, this was the day that their waste disposal plans fell apart. A planning Inspector and his team … Continue reading

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Environment Agency Consultation on waste from new nuclear reactors

It is the Environment Agency’s job to regulate discharges and waste disposals from nuclear power stations in England and Wales. The Agency has been working with the Office for Nuclear Regulation on a Generic Design Assessment (GDA) to assess the new … Continue reading

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MRWS – desk-based studies of potential sites consultation

Managing Radioactive Waste Safely: Desk-based identification and assessment of potential candidate sites for geological disposal – a public consultation. A consultation seeking views on how potential sites for geological disposal will be identified and assessed. It sets out how desk … Continue reading

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First Annual Report on the MRWS Programme

The Government’s response in November 2010 to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee’s report “Radioactive Waste Management: a Further Update”, committed Government to the production of an annual report to Parliament that would be published and copies … Continue reading

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Retrievability & Reversibility 17/06/11

When the Scottish Government published its Higher Activity Radioactive Waste Policy is January 2011, it also published a series of additional documents. One of these documents – on Retrievability and Reversibility – was outstanding. This was finally published in June … Continue reading

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NDA Manpower Study

Disposal of the UK’s higher activity radioactive waste underground will generate an average of 550 jobs over its 140 year lifespan, according to a study published by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). The highest employment rate during the £12 billion … Continue reading

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Hansard 23rd May 2011 386W

Caroline Lucas MP asks about the proportion of high level radioactive waste which has been vitirfied into glass blocks. Energy Minister, Charles Hendry says that approximately 50% of the total HLW inventory in stock has been conditioned (or vitrified), but … Continue reading

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Hansard 3rd May 2011 693W

Caroline Lucas MP asks about quantities of nuclear waste created by civil nuclear programmes so far, and the quantities expected from a new build programme. Energy Minister, Charles Hendry MP, refers to the most recent UK radioactive waste inventory published … Continue reading

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NDA Response to NWAA Issues Register.

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s Response to the NWAA Issues Register. Part One: Inventory; Gases; Site Considerations; Construction Issues. Up to page 13. NDAResponse(Part1) Part Two: Waste package & repository components; Chemistry & contaminations levels; Pages 14-27 NDAResponse(Part2) Part Three: Plutonium … Continue reading

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Why a deep nuclear waste repository should not be sited in Cumbria: A Geological Review

In February 2011, the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) wrote to the West Cumbrian Managing Radioactive Waste Safely Partnership to assert that there was no basis for the views expressed by Professor David Smythe regarding the unsuitability of West Cumbria. … Continue reading

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Radioactive Waste Inventory

The latest United Kingdom Radioactive Waste Inventory has been published. The UK Radioactive Waste Inventory, currently updated every three years, is provided by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The inventory describes the stocks of … Continue reading

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Issues Register Commentary

The Nuclear Waste Advisory Associates Issues Register Comnmentary is a more detailed look at the 101 outstanding scientific and technical issues which will need to be resolved before a safety case can be compiled for a deep geological disposal facility … Continue reading

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Issues Register

This is a list, compiled by Nuclear Waste Advisory Associates, of the 101 outstanding scietific and technical hurdles related to the deep geological disposal of radioactive waste. These issues will need to be resolved before a safety can be made. For … Continue reading

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Disposal System Safety Case

The NDA has published a suite of scientific and technical reports which explain all of the safety factors it believes need to be considered when it submits an application to the nuclear regulators for permission to operate a deep geological disposal facility. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Radiological Protection Objectives for the Land-based Disposal of Solid Radioactive Wastes

Radiological Protection Objectives for the Land-based Disposal of Solid Radioactive Wastes (RCE 8). The purpose of this document is to provide advice, in particular to government departments, on the radiological protection objectives to be applied to the disposal of all … Continue reading

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NWAA Response to Revised NPS Consultation

In October 2010 the Government consulted on a revised set of draft National Policy Statements on Energy. Nuclear Waste Advisory Associates made this submission entitled “Effective Arrangements for Waste from New Reactors Do Not Exist (Part Two)”. As with our … Continue reading

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Scottish Higher Activity Radioactive Waste Policy

On the 20th January 2011 the Scottish Government published Scotland’s Higher Activity Radioactive Waste Policy 2011 The Scottish Government Policy is that the long-term management of higher activity radioactive waste should be in near-surface facilities. Facilities should be located as … Continue reading

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