This consultation is seeking 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 three areas:
- managing solid radioactive waste
- updating the policy for nuclear decommissioning
- managing nuclear materials and spent nuclear fuel
The consultation is in two 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 of the consultation 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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