The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) has submitted today its response to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) consultations on its Draft Strategy 2016 – 2021 and its Draft Business Plan 2016 – 2019. The NDA Draft Strategy sums up its key priorities for the next five years in the decommissioning of nuclear reactors and the safe management of radioactive waste. The Business Plan explains what resources it will spend on each priority. NDA was awarded a budget of £3 billion in the latest Government Spending Review, but is expected to make £1 billion in ‘efficiency savings’ by 2020. In its submission, NFLA raise continuing concerns over NDA strategies that are increasingly moving towards a ‘dilute and dispersal’ policy of radioactive waste management instead of ‘concentrate and contain’ policies. This is leading to more radioactive waste being spread into the environment by diverting it to landfill sites, discharging into estuaries, seas and atmosphere using dissolution plants, metal recycling plants and incinerators – masquerading as what is called the environmentally-friendly sounding ‘waste hierarchy’.
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Radwaste Policy Briefing No.61.
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