This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 24 May 2023
This consultation seeks views on proposals to update and consolidate the policies of the UK government and devolved administrations on managing radioactive substances and nuclear decommissioning into a single UK-wide policy framework.
The proposals aim to create clearer more consistent policy objectives across the UK and facilitate speedier and more cost-effective decommissioning and radioactive waste management, whilst maintaining high standards of safety, security and environmental protection.
The proposals focus on 3 areas:
- managing solid radioactive waste
- updating the policy for nuclear decommissioning
- managing nuclear materials and spent nuclear fuel
The consultation is in 2 parts.
Part 1 sets out policies we are proposing to amend aimed primarily at driving improvements in nuclear decommissioning and managing radioactive waste.
Part 2 is a draft of the proposed UK-wide policy framework as it would appear if the policy changes being consulted on in Part I were implemented.
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Ways to respond
Nuclear Decommissioning and Radioactive Substances Policy Team
Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
1 Victoria Street