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Lillyhall landfill site: radioactive substances activities permit variation

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Lillyhall Landfill radioactive substances permit variation: summary of consultation responses

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Detail of feedback received

We received 8 responses to the consultation, from:

  • local authorities
  • Public Health England
  • Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE)
  • Low Level Waste Repository
  • Radiation Free Lakeland
  • members of the public

There was one objection and one in support of the application.

We have summarised the other responses in the consultation responses document.

We are currently assessing the application. We will consider the consultation responses as part of this assessment. We expect to make a decision by summer 2020.


Application from FCC Recycling (UK) Ltd to make changes to its radioactive substances activities (RSA) permit at the Lillyhall landfill site in Cumbria.

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Consultation description

We have received an application from FCC Recycling (UK) Ltd to make changes to its RSA permit at the Lillyhall landfill site in Cumbria. The RSA permit controls receipt and disposal of radioactive waste at the site.

We are seeking comments on this application to change the permit. Public consultation helps us take into account any information that people think is relevant to our decision making. It also gives people the opportunity to understand the proposed changes.

The proposed changes to the permit are to:

  • increase the current activity limits for the disposal of radioactive waste from 4Bq/g (or 40Bq/g for tritium) to a maximum average consignment activity limit of 200Bq/g
  • update the permit to the latest template so that it reflects recent guidance changes
Published 5 March 2019
Last updated 17 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. We have published the summary of responses to this consultation.

  2. First published.