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Title: Environment Agency guidance on the conditioning of intermediate level waste
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This guidance is for use by Environment Agency site inspectors when responding to consultation by the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (Nil) on proposals by waste producers for retrieving, treating or conditioning intermediate level wastes (ILW). It is also being made more widely available in order that other organisations are aware of Agency expectations and are thus able to provide appropriate information on a timely basis. Management of radioactive waste on nuclear licensed sites is regulated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) through the Nil. Under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Environment Agency and HSE, Nil will take into account the environmental considerations of radioactive waste management by consulting the Agency and will not agree to projects until the Agency has expressed its satisfaction. The background to this guidance document is explained covering Government policy, the regulatory framework for the Agency and Nil, and the nuclear industrys internal assessment process whereby waste packaging proposals can be assessed by Nirex. For the purposes of this guidance, the process for the conditioning of radioactive waste is divided into the following stages: preliminary and options study stages; design and construction stages; commissioning stage; operational stage.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Radioactive pollutantsWaste disposalWaste managementGuidelinesEnvironment AgencyInspection
Extent: 30
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