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Inventory of radioactive wastes and materials in UK updated

The 2016 UK Radioactive Wastes and Materials Inventory (the Inventory) is updated every 3 years to provide the latest national record on radioactive wastes and materials in the UK.

UK Radioactive Waste Inventory
UK Radioactive Waste Inventory

The Inventory is part of an ongoing programme of research jointly conducted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

The Inventory provides information on the status of radioactive waste stocks (at 1 April 2016) and estimates of future radioactive waste arisings in the UK.

Information collected for the 2016 Inventory is presented in a series of reports:

  • Context and methodology report
  • UK radioactive waste inventory report
  • Radioactive wastes and materials not reported in the 2016 UK Inventory
  • Summary of data for international reporting
  • A summary of the 2016 Inventory

All documents have been prepared on the basis of information supplied to the 2016 Inventory contractors.

UK Radioactive Wastes and Materials Inventory website

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Published 3 April 2017