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8 Aug 2017

Delivery of the 2016 UK Inventory of Radioactive Wastes

Pöyry Energy Limited, in partnership with Amec Foster Wheeler, has successfully prepared the 2016 UK Radioactive Waste & Materials Inventory on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The Inventory is a very large data set with information on the radioactive wastes and nuclear materials existing in the UK and those estimated to arise in the future. This information helps the UK to plan safe and efficient radioactive waste and materials management routes, with high standards of protection for people and the environment. The Inventory: 

  • enables the UK to meet its international reporting obligations;
  • informs policy and strategy development;
  • aids radioactive waste and material management planning; and
  • supports stakeholder engagement.

There is a lot of interest in the inventory data, including from government departments and agencies, supply chain organisations that process waste, waste planners, researchers and academics, and members of the public.

The 2016 UK Inventory update has involved extensive engagement with the UK’s radioactive waste producers to compile information on over 1,300 different waste streams and nearly 100 material streams. The output is a publicly available collection of data sheets describing the quantities and the physical, chemical and radiological characteristics of the wastes in detail and a set of reports

To read more about the launch of the 2016 UK Inventory, see the NDA’s recent blog

This high profile project was delivered by the Pöyry Energy Business Group in Horsham UK who provides expertise on radioactive waste inventories and management strategies. For more information contact Martin Plews