Strategy for converting Higher Activity Waste within the NDA estate into a form that can be safely and securely stored and managed for many decades. The UK has been producing and managing radioactive waste for many decades. A major part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) role to decommission civil nuclear sites is enabled through the management of legacy waste. Often these legacy wastes were managed in a way that would not meet today’s standards. The challenges posed in the management of legacy wastes serve as a pertinent reminder of the need to manage waste in a responsible manner to ensure it is safe now and throughout the waste lifecycle. The aim now is to convert wastes to a passively safe and disposable form in a timely manner, reducing the burden on future generations.
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