The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) has sent today its views on a planning application made by Magnox Sites Ltd / Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) permitting transports of intermediate level radioactive waste (ILW) from a number of Magnox sites to Hinkley Point A for interim storage. Magnox is seeking planning permission from Somerset County Council to move a small amount of waste to the Hinkley Point A (HPA) site for interim storage. The Company is asking for changes to the present legal situation to allow them to bring radioactive waste from other Magnox sites to the new Intermediate Waste Store being built at HPA. Magnox want to bring 110 Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) metal skips, cut up and delivered in 14 lorry loads. They say it will only take up the remaining 5% space of the store, with no room for any more. They say there is no room to build and expand the store for more waste. However, local resident campaign groups and the NFLA are concerned about the wording of the legal application which could, in theory, allow further imports beyond the proposed 14 lorry loads. Once a precedent has been set perhaps more waste imports could be proposed in future.
NFLA 4th July 2019 read more »