Scottish nuclear waste strategy gives few clues on disposal locations

Scotland’s latest HAW strategy unveils little new but confirms the government’s unwillingness to consider deep geological facilities

Dounreay is expected to be entirely decommissioned by 2033. Photo: Paul Wordingham/CC BY 2.0The Scottish government has deferred decisions on where to store higher activity radioactive waste (HAW) until after 2030.

The government published its strategy for HAW on 15 December, having consulted on plans in the summer of 2015.

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