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Following public consultation, the Ministry of Defence decided that initial dismantling of the submarines will take place at both Devonport and Rosyth Dockyards and that the Reactor Pressure Vessel from each submarine will be removed and stored whole.
Further public consultation, on the selection of a site for the interim storage of Intermediate Level radioactive waste from the submarines, is planned to be carried out in 2014.
The aim of Submarine Dismantling Project is to deliver a safe, environmentally responsible and cost effective solution for the dismantling of 27 of the UK’s defuelled nuclear powered submarines after they have left service with the Royal Navy.