Lillyhall Landfill Site RSA Permit Variation

Closes 6 May 2019

Opened 4 Mar 2019

Overview

We have received an application from FCC Recycling (UK) Ltd to make changes to its Radioactive Substances Activities (RSA) Permit at the Lillyhall Landfill Site in Cumbria. The RSA permit controls receipt and disposal of radioactive waste at the site.

We are seeking comments on this permit application. Public consultation helps us to take account of any information that people think is relevant to our decision making. It also gives people the opportunity to understand the proposed changes.

The proposed changes to the permit are as follows:

  • to increase the current activity limits for the disposal of radioactive waste in the permit from 4Bq/g (or 40 Bq/g for tritium) to a maximum average consignment activity limit of 200 Bq/g
  • updating the permit to the latest template so that it reflects recent guidance changes

You can view the application and supporting documents by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

Providing comments

We can take account of:

  • relevant environmental regulatory requirements
  • information on local population and sensitive sites
  • comments on whether the right process is being used for the activity, for example whether the technology is the right one
  • the shape and use of the land around the site in terms of its potential impact, whether that impact is acceptable and what pollution control or abatement may be required
  • any incorrect information in the application

We cannot take account of:

  • issues beyond those in the relevant environmental regulations
  • anything outside the remit of the EPR. For example the proposed location of the site
  • land use issues when determining a permit application, even if changing the location of the activity would improve its environmental performance
  • the impact of noise and odour from traffic travelling to and from the site
  • the legally defined process we follow to determine a permit

Why We Are Consulting

We are consulting on this application to give people the opportunity to understand the proposed changes to the permit and provide us with any information they think is relevant to our decision making.

 

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Audiences

  • Businesses
  • NGOs
  • Members of the public
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Local councils
  • The nuclear industry

Interests

  • Business and industry
  • Waste
  • Permits
  • Nuclear
  • Environmental permitting
  • Radioactive substances regulations