Guidance on low-level nuclear waste

The Environment Agency has issued guidance for landfill operators that wish to accept low-level nuclear waste (LLW).1

The guidance builds on an LLW management policy released by the Environment Department (DEFRA) in 2007 (ENDS Report 387, pp 49-50 ). This heralded a less prescriptive approach to disposal due to shortage of capacity at the Drigg repository in Cumbria. It defined high-volume very low-level waste (VLLW) as a subset

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