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NDA issues guidance on storage of higher activity waste

August 30, 2011

Higher activity waste at Dounreay is conditioned with cement in 500-litre drums

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has issued national guidance about the storage of higher activity wastes at its sites, including Dounreay.

The guidance aims to standardise the arrangements for storage of this type of waste during the next 100 years.

National policy for the long-term management of this type of waste changed in Scotland recently, from deep geological disposal in a UK repository to near-site near-surface storage.

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