Geological Dump in Cumbria “By 2040s” WHAT??? We Said NO!!!

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UK Parliamentary answers on nuclear waste

QAsked by Deidre Brock(Edinburgh North and Leith)Asked on: 07 July 2016
Department for Energy and Climate ChangeRadioactive Waste 42216
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when she expects the national Geological Disposal Facility to be ready.
AAnswered by: Andrea LeadsomAnswered on: 13 July 2016
The process to site a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) is planned to launch in 2017 and will be driven by working in partnership with willing communities. The technical work to assess the geological suitability of a site and build a credible long-term safety case is the main determinant of the length of time that it will take. The Government has therefore not set a fixed delivery timetable but the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has a current assumption that the GDF will be available to receive the first waste in the 2040s.
QAsked by Deidre Brock(Edinburgh North and Leith)Asked on: 07 July 2016
Department for Energy and Climate ChangeRadioactive Waste42217
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what volume of vitrified high-level waste is being stored while awaiting the availability of a disposal facility

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AAnswered by: Andrea LeadsomAnswered on: 13 July 2016
The latest UK Radioactive Waste Inventory (UKRWI), which was published in 2014 (https://ukinventory.nda.gov.uk/), states that the total volume of packaged vitrified high level waste (HLW) to be stored pending geological disposal will be approximately 1,400 m3. As of 1st April 2013 the current packaged volume in stock was 1,100 m3. It is noted that the UKRWI is in the process of being updated and will be available in early 2017. The Sellafield Site is the only place in the UK that stores vitrified HLW.
QAsked by Deidre Brock(Edinburgh North and Leith)Asked on: 07 July 2016
Department for Energy and Climate ChangeNuclear Decommissioning Authority42218
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the cost has been to date of each decommissioning exercise undertaken by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
AAnswered by: Andrea LeadsomAnswered on: 13 July 2016
Net funding for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has been maintained at around £3 billion a year. This will allow it to continue to deliver its vital mission of decommissioning and clean-up of the UK’s nuclear legacy, with particular focus on tackling the highest hazards at Sellafield. The NDA provides information on the cost for decommissioning each of its sites in its Business Plan and Report and Accounts. Both are published on an annual basis and are available at http://www.nda.gov.uk.

One thought on “Geological Dump in Cumbria “By 2040s” WHAT??? We Said NO!!!

  1. There is no need for any geological disposal facility. The Sellafield plutonium stockpile must be immobilised for on site storage, not carted around the UK and creating lots of mini Sellafields.

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