3.1 UKAEA Objectives

UKAEA Mission and Goals

3.2 Fusion Strategy & Aims

Fusion energy – Why fusion is needed

Fusion offers a secure, long-term source of energy with important advantages. These include no production of greenhouse gases, from the fusion process; no long-lived radioactive waste which places a burden on future generations.

3.3 Waste Management Principles

• Robustly enforce the Waste hierarchy
• Minimisation of waste, reducing carbon emissions
• Actively search for recycling routes for all waste
• Seek to demonstrate world leading technologies to reduce waste and promote recycling.
• Innovative approach to characterisation techniques
• Influencing material choices at project outset.

3.4 Strategy Assumptions

• The management of waste will be compliant with Government policy, legislation and regulatory requirements
• UKAEA will maintain a transparent relationship with regulators
• Planned waste processing will use mature technologies.
• Disposal sites remain available for the acceptance of waste from site.
• There will be sufficient storage/disposal capacity to accommodate UKAEA waste.
• The JET facility will be decommissioned at the end of its useful life; other scientific research will continue on site.
• There will be no long-term storage of waste at Culham Science Centre.
• JET decommissioning will be funded by UK Government.

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4.1 Waste Hierarchy
4.2 Option assessments
4.3 Interactions with other policies, strategies and plans
4.4 Lifecycle strategy phases
4.5 Decommissioning and final site End state

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