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Quantities of Very Low Level Radioactive Waste (VLLW) from Nuclear Sites - RS01026

The recent public consultation on UK policy for the long term management of solid low level radioactive waste proposed a new definition for Very Low Level Waste.

This was proposed so as to bring it in line with that for other low level waste which is defined in terms of activity per unit mass (whereas VLLW is currently defined in terms of activity in 0.1 cubic metres ie on a volume basis).

The purpose of this study is to consider the quantities of VLLW under the new definition, from nuclear sites, that might potentially be safely disposed of per annum to unspecified sites operated in a similar manner to landfills that might also receive inert, non-hazardous or hazardous wastes.

The outcome of this project will inform the development of final policy on the definition of VLLW.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2006

To: 2006

Cost: £16,542
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Health Protection Agency - Radiological Protection Division
Environment and Health              
Environmental Impact              
Environmental Protection              
Indicators and benchmarking              
Radioactive Substances              
Waste Management              
Fields of Study
Radioactive Substances