What ever happened to the proposal to create a new Interim radioactive waste site for the UK ?
Some years ago there was a lot of proposals being make about just where this might be, but one by one all of these proposals seem of been quietly forgotten.
Though we still keep reading references to this idea on many government and nukiller industry documents.
My suspicion is that there is a new ground plan in place as to how this radioactive waste might be stored.
Here in a few news headline is why I suspect this is what might well be going on.
‘ The intermediate level waste, which would come from Sizewell in Suffolk and Dungeness in Kent, typically consists of sludge, sand, gravel and metal.
The key point to keep in mind is that these sites have existing NUCLEAR SITE LICENCES.
There is also a lot more room at Springfields to store such waste, or at Capenhurst for all the existing waste which will result when the existing Royal Navy nukiller powered submarines are decommissioned.
Then there will be all of the radioactive reactors which will come from the now being built Astute-class submarines.
As Sellafield is going to take over 100 years to clean up, with not much room for more waste, then we may well be seeing the start of a new and unannounced radioactive waste storage policy coming in to existence.