Consultation outcome

Re-use option for managing our plutonium stocks

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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A consultation response on the proposed justification process for the reuse of plutonium

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Responses A - J

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Responses M - Z

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Guidance for applicants on the justification process for the reuse of plutonium

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Detail of outcome

The Government’s preferred option for managing the UK plutonium stockpile, reuse as Mixed Oxide fuel (MOX) was set out in the Government response to the consultation on the long-term management of UK plutonium published on 13 May 2013.

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Summary

The Government’s response to its consultation on the management of the UK’s plutonium stocks - published in December 2011 - sets out the preferred…

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Management of the UK's plutonium stock: A consultation on the proposed justification process for the reuse of plutonium

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Consultation description

The Government’s response to its consultation on the management of the UK’s plutonium stocks - published in December 2011 - sets out the preferred policy for the long-term management of the UK’s civil plutonium stocks. This preferred policy identified reuse of plutonium as mixed oxide fuel (MOX) as the best available option for managing the UK’s plutonium stocks.

On 13th April 2012, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) wrote to DECC stating their intention to apply, under the Justification of Practices Involving Ionising Radiation Regulations 2004, for a justification decision for the reuse of plutonium as MOX. DECC welcomes NDA’s intention to apply for a justification decision.

To support NDA, and any other potential applicants, in their development and submission of applications, DECC will produce guidance for applicants on both the application and decision-making process for a justification decision on the reuse of plutonium. This consultation is seeking views on this proposed process and will be open from the 28th May 2012 to the 20th August 2012.

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Email: plutonium@decc.gsi.gov.uk

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Department of Energy and Climate Change

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