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Title: Proposed decision for the future regulation of disposals of radioactive waste from British Nuclear fuels plc Sellafield : supporting information
Author: Environment Agency North West Region
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: decision document supporting information proposed decision for the future regulation of disposals of radioactive waste from british nuclear fuels plc sellafield
Abstract:
This report is the supporting information of the Proposed decision for the future regulation of disposals of radioactive waste from british nuclear fuels (BNFL) plc Sellafield. BNFL has reviewed the Agency's proposed methodology and limits for aerial and liquid discharges, as detailed in their Explanatory Document (ED), and has identified several fundamental concerns about the Agency's proposals, which are explained in more detail below. In summary, BNFLs concern is that the proposed aerial and liquid discharge limits will result in operational problems on the Sellafield site, such that waste management and clean up operations are likely to be delayed and commercial operations could be made economically non-viable. Therefore, the implementation of the Agencys proposals, as detailed in the ED, could result in an early application by BNFL for variations to the Authorisation. BNFL's concerns are discussed briefly in the main body of this response, with specific examples and greater detail contained in the Appendices. BNFL would like to discuss these issues further with Agency, where necessary, to resolve outstanding issues and ensure that any limits which are set allow the safe and effective management of the Sellafield site.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2001
Publication Place: [Penrith]
Subject Keywords: Radioactive pollutantsWaste disposalAir pollutionLiquid wastesRegulations
Geographic Keywords: EA North WestCumbria
Extent: n.p. [490]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1828
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