Corporate report

Progress on plutonium consolidation, storage and disposition

One of the most complex challenges facing the NDA in dealing with the UK’s nuclear legacy is the management and, ultimately, disposition of the inventory of separated plutonium held in the UK.


Progress on plutonium consolidation, storage and disposition

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The safe and secure management of civil separated plutonium is a UK government priority.

Continued, indefinite, long-term storage leaves a burden of security risks and proliferation sensitivities for future generations to manage.

The UK government, working with the NDA, aims to identify a solution that puts the UK’s civil plutonium beyond reach.

This paper provides an update on the NDA’s progress on developing and implementing the UK’s plutonium management strategy in line with government policy. This work covers three distinct areas of focus:

  • consolidation
  • safe and secure storage
  • disposition
Published 29 March 2019