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Low Level Waste Repository
LLW Repository near Drigg
Tel. 01946 724800
This Low Level Waste (LLW) Repository has operated as a national LLW disposal facility since 1959. Wastes are compacted and placed in containers before being transferred to the facility. Following a major upgrade of disposal operations in 1995, all LLW is now disposed of in engineered concrete vaults.
Plutonium Contaminated Materials are being removed from the site for long-term storage at nearby Sellafield.
|Age||Operated from 1959|
|Site Stakeholder Group||West Cumbria Sites Stakeholder Group|
|Site Licensee||LLW Repository Ltd|
|Parent Body Organisation||UK Nuclear Waste Management Limited|
|Cost - Lifetime
(total discounted nuclear liability)
* The costs of discharging the nuclear liability will be incurred over a significant period of time. To take account of the time value of money, the costs are "discounted" back to a present value. Effectively this is the amount that would need to be invested today, at a set rate of interest (the discount rate) in order to pay for the liability in the future as it falls due.
Final site clearance achieved
PCM facilities removal complete
Engineered vaults construction