Launch of NDA waste storage guidance

The NDA’s guidance on storing Higher Activity Waste (HAW) has now been published and is available for organisations and businesses involved in nuclear operations and decommissioning. 

The Industry Guidance for Interim Storage of HAW Packages was compiled over three years and addresses wide-ranging technical issues associated with both storing the packages and the stores. The process included 12 months of road-testing by waste producers before the recommendations were finalised.

Work on the Guidance, which will continue to be refined as new practices are developed, involved a first-time collaboration between store operators across the nuclear industry and has led to the compilation of a comprehensive set of guidelines on the interim storage of HAW packages.

Industry Guidance – Interim Storage of Higher Activity Waste Packages – Integrated Approach (2Mb)

Industry Guidance – Interim Storage of Higher Activity Waste Packages – Extended Summary (500Kb)