The Environment Agency regulates the near surface disposal of radioactive waste. The LLWR in west Cumbria is a national facility for the near surface disposal of low level solid radioactive waste (LLW). The site is operated by LLW Repository Ltd.
In October 2013 LLW Repository Ltd applied to vary its environmental permit to continue to dispose of further radioactive waste at the site.
The Environment Agency consulted on its draft decision in May 2015. It carefully considered all the comments made during consultation and published its final decision on the application.
These documents present the Environment Agency’s decision that it should grant the variation. The Environment Agency considers that the limits and conditions in the permit are suitable to properly protect people and the environment.