Public consultation for consent to decommission Wylfa

ONR is holding a formal three-month consultation period in order to provide an opportunity for interested parties to comment on Wylfa’s application to start decommissioning.

Consultees are invited to comment upon any aspect of the decommissioning project, particularly the environmental impact statement.

Since the Nuclear Reactors (Environmental Impact Assessment for Decommissioning) Regulations (EIADR) entered into force in 1999 the decommissioning of  nuclear power stations and other nuclear reactors within the scope of EIADR may  only proceed with consent from the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). To  obtain consent a nuclear power station must submit to ONR an Environmental  Statement (ES), which presents a detailed environmental impact assessment for  the proposed decommissioning project and the mitigation measures to be used to  avoid or minimise any significant adverse impacts on the environment, together  with a non-technical summary of this information.  This is considered by  ONR during an extensive public consultation. If the project is considered  acceptable ONR grants consent for the decommissioning project.  Further  information and guidance on EIADR is available.

Public consultation on the request for consent to decommission Wylfa nuclear power  station

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