Waste informed decommissioning: model and principles

Information and guidance on how waste informed decommissioning can be planned and executed in the nuclear industry.


Waste Informed Decommissioning Model - March 2016

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Waste informed decommissioning is a method of delivering decommissioning to ensure that the optimum decommissioning and waste management outcomes are achieved (so that one is not performed well in isolation at the expense of the other). In doing so, the delivery of waste informed decommissioning could bring a range of potential benefits in terms of time, cost, effectiveness and reputation for both the decommissioning and waste management aspects of a project.

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 October 2015