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Radioactive waste in the UK arises (and will arise) from past, existing and future programmes for power generation from nuclear fission, the reprocessing of nuclear fuel, the development of nuclear weapons, the nuclear submarine fleet and waste from radioactive material used for civil purposes such as in medicine, engineering and research.
There are four categories of waste, determined according to the levels of radioactivity they contain: High Level Waste (HLW), Intermediate Level Waste (ILW), Low Level Waste (LLW) and Very Low Level Waste (VLLW).
For a technical definition of ‘radioactive waste’ see Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations, SI 2016/1154, Sch 23 Pt 2, para 3.
HLW, ILW and a small percentage of LLW are categorised together as ‘Higher Activity Waste’ (HAW) that is not suitable for long-term near-surface disposal in current facilities. In line with recommendations from the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM), the preferred course of action is to identify
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