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Problematic waste management case study: treatment and disposal of ILW dessicant

A short case study on the management of intermediate level radioactive waste desiccant using a washing process, followed by incineration.


Problematic Waste Management Case Study - Treatment and Disposal of ILW Dessicant

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An Integrated Project Team (IPT) on problematic radioactive waste, being led on behalf of the NDA by Radioactive Waste Management Ltd (RWM) and LLW Repository Ltd, as defined in the NDA’s Higher Activity Waste Treatment Framework. The objective of the IPT is to develop a co-ordinated and improved approach to the industry-wide management of problematic radioactive waste. The IPT will act a focal point for a co-ordinated industry-wide approach and, through ongoing engagement with stakeholders, will establish a community of practice to enable solutions to be developed and delivered.

Find out more about the National Waste Programme that was established to implement the UK’s strategy for the management of solid low level radioactive waste (LLW) from the nuclear industry. It is an industry-wide collaboration led by LLWR on behalf of the NDA.

Published 1 May 2017