Firm selected for radioactive waste treatment contract

A Yorkshire-based specialist waste management business is one of six firms appointed to a four-year framework contract, worth up to £65m, for the treatment of radioactive waste.

Augean Treatment, part of listed Wetherby-based Auguean, is among the businesses awarded the work by Low Level Waste Repository Ltd. (LLWR)

The new framework is to provide expertise across the full metallic radioactive waste lifecycle, including: project management, expert advice, characterisation, site preparations, dismantling, transport, segregation, treatment, and disposal.

David Rossiter, head of waste management services for LLWR, said: “This framework increases the capability available to our customers.

“It enables the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group, and wider UK nuclear industry, to access the full range of world-class capability required to effectively deal with the UK’s nuclear legacy and enhances value for money for the taxpayer.

“I am very pleased with the breadth of expertise and the calibre of supply chain companies available under this new framework”.

LLWR is leading the implementation of the UK Government strategy for the management of solid low level radioactive waste from the nuclear industry and enabling the delivery of the NDA’s strategy for hazard reduction and site restoration.

LLWR has been involved in several ground-breaking projects, supporting customers by providing innovative waste management solutions.

Since 2010, LLWR has recycled over 12,000 tonnes of metal and contributed to significant skyline changes across the nuclear industry and cost savings of £30m.