Emissions, Nuclear, Waste Management & Decommissioning

Nuclear waste may be transferred to Hinkley Point A

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Under the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), 144 tons of nuclear waste may be moved for process and storage from the Oldbury power station to Hinkley Point A between 2020 to 2022.

According to the NDA, using fewer locations would reduce costs and impacts of the environment.

Somerset councilors have been asked to deny the plans to move the nuclear waste. A report from Bridgwater Mercury stated that opponents do not believe that additional nuclear waste should be transferred to the area.

The NDA published the proposal in November. Comments on the proposal can be made until Jan. 31.

Hinkley Point A plans to build additional storage for new intermediate level waste, the report said.

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