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AWE welcomes ONR announcement

AWE is pleased to acknowledge the announcement today (October 12th) by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) that we have met the requirements of an Improvement Notice issued by the ONR in 2015.

AWE put forward options to the ONR to support a long-term strategy for the management of its higher activity waste (HAW) and will now take forward these plans.

AWE can now demonstrate that the options recommended to manage HAW on the Aldermaston site minimise risks to the public and our employees throughout the anticipated storage life of the waste on the site.

AWE has been working with the ONR and The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to secure a long-term solution for the appropriate treatment and storage of our HAW.

Haydn Clulow, AWE Site Director, said: “AWE has been working towards this long-term strategy to meet our HAW regulatory requirements since 2011. This strategy accelerates waste hazard reduction at the Aldermaston site, with a corresponding risk reduction to the public, workers and environment.

“This strategy supports AWE’s enduring commitment to deliver safe and secure operations and make continuous improvement in environmental performance.”

 

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