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Title: Radioactive Substances Act 1993 : response to comments on the Scope and methodology for the full re-examination of the Sellafield authorisations for the disposal of radioactive waste
Author: Environment Agency North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Environment Agency regulates the disposal of radioactive waste from Sellafield to land, sea and air under authorisations issued under the Radioactive Substances Act 1993. The periodic review of these Authorisations is to ensure that the limitations and conditions remain appropriate, that the best practical means are being applied to minimise the creation of radioactive waste, and that discharges are minimised. The Scope and Methodology document was made available to the public to inform them of the Agencys intentions and to seek their comments. Comments were invited over an eight-week period, finishing on 17 April 2000. The Agency received 42 written responses, 51 people visited the public surgeries and 325 people accessed the Agency website with 127 downloading the document. The issues raised have been grouped into categories as set out in this report. The Agency response is given in italics. The notation [ ] denotes the reference number of the respondent which raised that particular issue. Respondents have been notified of their reference number so that they can check that comments they made and points they raised have been addressed. The Agency is subject to Data Protection Act requirements and it is not appropriate to disclose personal data in this document.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Warrington
Subject Keywords: Radioactive pollutantsWaste disposalLicencesConsultation
Geographic Keywords: EA North WestCumbria
Extent: 32
Total file downloads: 222

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