The Environment Agency regulates the near surface disposal of radioactive waste. The Low Level Waste Repository in west Cumbria is a national facility for the near surface disposal of radioactive waste.
The Environment Agency required the operators of the site, LLW Repository Ltd, to submit an updated Environmental Safety Case (ESC) for the site by May 2011. This ESC seeks to demonstrate the safety of continued disposals for people and the environment. The ESC can be accessed on LLW Repository Ltd’s website.
Between May 2011 and May 2014 the Environment Agency completed a detailed technical review of the ESC. The output of this review has been documented in 10 reports including a non-technical summary, an overview report and 8 more detailed technical reports covering specific topic areas addressed by the ESC.