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Capenhurst selected as interim storage site for submarine reactor vessels

The Ministry of Defence has selected the Capenhurst Nuclear Services site in Cheshire as the preferred site to store radioactive reactor pressure vessels from dismantled nuclear submarines. The selection of a site concludes a process begun in 2012 and means that decommissioning work can begin on the submarines.
 

Public views on disposal of nuclear submarine waste published by Ministry of Defence

The results of a public consultation programme on the location of a storage site for radioactive waste from decommissioned nuclear submarines have been published by the Ministry of Defence.

NIS response to Ministry of Defence Submarine Dismantling Consultation

Read the reponse by Nuclear Information Service to consultation by the Ministry of Defence on proposals for the interim storage of radioactive waste from decommissioned nuclear powered submarines.

Consent granted for submarine dismantling at Rosyth dockyard

The Office for Nuclear Regulation has granted consent for a project to decommission seven out-of-service nuclear submarines currently stored afloat at Rosyth Royal Naval Dockyard in Fife.

Submarine waste site selection consultation begins

The Ministry of Defence has announced its final shortlist of candidate sites for the storage of intermediate-level radioactive waste from decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines and is about to embark upon a fourteen-week programme of public consultation to select a suitable storage site for the waste.

Consultation to commence on storage sites for submarine radioactive wastes

The Ministry of Defence is set to begin public consultation this autumn to identify a location for the storage of radioactive waste from the Royal Navy's out-of-service nuclear submarines.

Shortlist of potential storage sites for submarine radioactive waste published

The Ministry of Defence has published a shortlist of five nuclear sites across the UK which it has  identified as potential locations for the storage of radioactive waste from disused nuclear-powered submarines.

Proposals submitted for submarine dismantling at Rosyth dockyard

Babcock International Group, operators of the Rosyth Royal Dockyard, have applied for formal consent to begin work on decommissioning seven out-of-service nuclear powered submarines currently held in storage at the dockyard.

Ministers decide on submarine dismantling: Rosyth and Devonport selected as dismantling sites

Ministers have made the 'Main Gate' decision on the next steps to be taken in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) programme for addressing the legacy of the Royal Navy's fleet of redundant nuclear powered submarines, announcing that submarine dismantling will take place at the Rosyth and Devonport naval dockyards and outlining the approach which will be used to select an interim storage site for radioactive waste from the submarines.

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