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Strategy for the management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) waste in the United Kingdom: A consultation – Summary and Analysis of Consultation Responses

Strategy for the management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) waste in the United Kingdom: A consultation – Summary and Analysis of Consultation Responses

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ISBN: 9781784126698

The consultation “Strategy for the management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) waste in the United Kingdom: A consultation” set out proposals for a strategy for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) waste in the UK. This document contains a summary and analysis of the responses to the consultation.

Executive Summary

The consultation “Strategy for the management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) waste in the United Kingdom: A consultation” set out proposals for a strategy for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) waste in the UK. This document contains a summary and analysis of the responses to the consultation.

Executive Summary

The consultation draft Strategy for the management of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) Waste in the UK was jointly accepted and drafted by DECC, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Department of the Environment.

The consultation draft strategy laid out the main key principles of the waste management and how the governments will work to them.

The consultation period lasted for 12 weeks and was open for members of the general public and industry to respond. There were in total 30 responses to the consultation received. These were from industry, industry associations, local authorities, regulators and individual respondents.

Within the responses received there was a diverse set of comments and there were also many recurring themes contained within the responses. These common themes were used as the basis of this analysis report and the best effort has been made in the analysis report to group similar concerns.

Responses to the consultation have not been vetted so the concerns that are presented in this analysis report are the reflection of the opinions of the respondents as submitted.