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Discharges from boiling water reactors: review of discharge data

A report on discharges from boiling water reactors at nuclear power stations around the world.

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This report shows information the Environment Agency has collected on discharges and disposals of radioactive waste from advanced boiling water reactors used in nuclear power stations around the world.

It also provides an analysis of the data collected.

This work is part of the ‘generic design assessment’ the Environment Agency and Office for Nuclear Regulation is doing to assess the safety, security and potential impact on the environment of Hitachi-GE’s UK advanced boiling water reactor design.

This design is being considered for new nuclear power stations at Wylfa on Anglesey and Oldbury in South Gloucestershire.

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Discharges from boiling water reactors: scoping study

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Published 20 July 2016