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