VLLWVery Low Level Waste (radioactive waste)
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"Consignments of conventional industrial waste and VLLW from Sellafield and Chapelcross are sent to one of three licensed sites: FCC Environmental at Lillyhall, Sita at Clifton Marsh, Lancashire, or Augean at Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, based on which is most suitable for a particular consignment under current regulatory guidelines," the NDA said.
Because VLLW contains very little radioactivity, it is disposed of by various means such as with domestic refuse at landfill sites or by incineration, depending on the nature and quantity of the material.
But the agency stresses the VLLW is comparable to hospital and university waste, and poses ``no significant environmental or health risks''.