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Reference Number RS01024
Title Review of low level radioactive waste (LLW) management policy
Status Completed
Energy Categories NUCLEAR FISSION and FUSION(Nuclear Fission, Nuclear supporting technologies) 50%;
NOT ENERGY RELATED 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Politics and International Studies) 25%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
University College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source DEFRA
Start Date 01 January 2005
End Date 30 August 2005
Duration 8 months
Total Grant Value £59,698
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region London
Programme DEFRA Radioactive Substances RS01
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , University College London (100.000%)
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Objectives Objectives not supplied
Abstract The project is related to a UK Government and devolved administrations (hereafter Government) review of policy for the management of low level radioactive waste (LLW). The review is to be overseen by the national Radioactive Waste Policy Group (RWPG). This Group consists of representatives of UK Government, the devolved administrations and the main regulatory bodies for radioactive waste management. RWPG has established a Steering Group to oversee the LLW management policy review. Any existingpolicy on LLW management is set out in the 1995 White Paper `Review of Radioactive Waste Management Policy: Final Conclusions` (Cm 2919). With the new Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) being established, to commence operating from 1 April 2005, and major decommissioning and clean-up programmes for the UK`s older nuclear sites now underway, Government wishes to issue a public consultation for review of existing LLW management policy in the latter part of 2005.
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