HC Deb 20 March 2001 vol 365 c130W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how much high activity liquid waste is projected to arise from reprocessing at the Thorp plant at Sellafield; and what plans there are to condition this radioactive waste for long-term management. [154198]

Mr. Hain

I have been asked to reply.

The 1998 United Kingdom Radioactive Waste Inventory indicates total arisings of 2,350 m3 of high level liquid radioactive waste from Thorp.

BNFL currently plans to vitrify these wastes for long-term management, as described in the report the storage of liquid high level waste at BNFL, Sellafield, published by the Health and Safety Executive in February 2000.

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