Consultation outcome

Submarine Dismantling Project: site for the interim storage of Intermediate Level radioactive Waste

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

The post consultation report documents the consultation process, provides a summary of the points made and explains how stakeholder and public comments were taken into account in the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) decision on the interim Intermediate Level radioactive Waste (ILW) storage site.

This report also demonstrates how environmental considerations were taken into account and incorporates the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) post-adoption statement.

Feedback received

Detail of feedback received

Your feedback has been summarised in the SDP post-consultation report.

Visit this page in 2016 to see a response to consultation report demonstrating how the consultation responses have been taken into account in our decision making.

Original consultation


MOD is seeking views on proposals for storing radioactive waste from the Royal Navy’s nuclear powered submarines after they have left active service.

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Consultation description

The Submarine Dismantling Project is to deliver a safe and secure solution for dismantling 27 defuelled submarines. This involves recycling the bulk of the submarine and disposing of the remainder. The disposal process includes storing certain waste, known as Intermediate Level radioactive Waste (ILW), for an interim period until it can be transferred to a Geological Disposal Facility some time after 2040.

The public consultation will run from November until February 2015. During this time public exhibitions will be held at each of the shortlisted sites. The selection process is at an early stage and the feedback will help us choose a site from the shortlist.


Published 14 November 2014
Last updated 18 August 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added response to consultation document 'SDP: habitats regulations assessment for Interim Intermediate Level Waste storage site'
  2. Added outcome document.
  3. Added public feedback report and annexes document.
  4. Added 6 more factsheets and response to pre-engagement report.
  5. First published.