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Atomic Weapons Establishment: Radioactive Waste

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what changes in the volume of (a) intermediate and (b) low level radioactive waste held at the Atomic Weapons Establishment are expected to take place over the next three years. (298094)

The 2007 UK Radioactive Waste Inventory lists the volume of intermediate and low level radioactive waste that is expected, as of 1 April 2007, to arise in future years at the Atomic Weapons Establishment. This document is available from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority website:

http://www.nda.gov.uk/ukinventory/

It includes forecast quantities for the period 2010 to 2014. It states that the volume of intermediate level waste is forecast to be 1,040 cubic metres and the volume of low level waste is forecast to be 6,200 cubic metres.

The forecast for the three years from 2009 is not held separately and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.