Progress on management of separated plutonium

nda_logoNDA has shared with the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) the conclusions of the work we have recently undertaken regarding the management of the UK’s separated plutonium stocks.

This work consisted of:

  • an updated assessment of the Government’s preferred option, which is the implementation of reuse of plutonium as MOX fuel
  • consideration of the credibility of alternative reuse proposals, for which the NDA has engaged GE-Hitachi and Candu to provide further information regarding their PRISM and Enhanced CANDU 6 (EC6) reactor proposals respectively
  • an outline of what further work is required including developing our approach to Justification.

DECC is currently considering our conclusions and we expect to be able to provide further information in the autumn.