Corporate report

Higher Activity Waste: credible options

Summary of the Higher Activity Wastes (HAW) credible options to be taken forward by the NDA.

Documents

Higher Activity Waste Credible Options (Gate A)

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The purpose of this document is to summarise the Higher Activity Wastes (HAW) credible options to be taken forward by the NDA. It also highlights the importance of initiatives that deliver baseline improvements to the current reference strategy that reflect Government Policy.

The aim of the reference strategy, which will be actively pursued for the majority of the HAW inventory, is to achieve passive safety as soon as reasonably practicable, for longer term storage and eventual disposal or management in near-surface facilities for HAW in Scotland. Depending on the timing of waste arisings, some decades of interim storage may be required.

Published 17 February 2011