Chemical Disposal

Marianne Birkby made this Freedom of Information request to Sellafield Limited

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Marianne Birkby

Dear Sellafield Limited,

"The disposal of redundant chemicals will take place at Sellafield this weekend (27th May). The activity is pre-planned and is part of Sellafield Ltd’s redundant chemicals disposal programme."

Where are the chemicals being disposed to?

What are the chemicals comprised of and in what quantities?

Was the nitric acid tanker overturned on the Eaglesfield Road on the 27th May going to or from Sellafield?

If the nitric acid was indeed going to or from Sellafield it was reported as being 60% nitric acid - what was the 40% component?

Yours faithfully,

Marianne Birkby

FOI Enquiries (SL), Sellafield Limited

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Case ref: 2022-0202

Dear Miss Birkby,

I can confirm your request (Case ref: 2022-0202) for information regarding, chemical disposal has been received and will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Regarding the nitric acid tanker part of the request, I understand my colleague Matt Legg has provided you with a response.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries you may have via [Sellafield Ltd request email]

Please remember to quote the reference numbers above in any future communications.

Kind regards

Janice
Corporate Affairs
Sellafield Ltd
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FOI Enquiries (SL), Sellafield Limited

This email has been classified as OFFICIAL

Case ref: 2022-0202

Dear Ms Birkby,

Following your request (Case ref: 2022-0202) regarding chemical disposal please see below the answers to your questions:

Where are the chemicals being disposed to?

The very small amount of ash left following the controlled disposal will be disposed of at low-level waste repository near Drigg.

What are the chemicals comprised of and in what quantities?

A small amount of potentially organic peroxide chemicals were identified as requiring specialist disposal. There are 13 small bottles containing less than 0.5 litres in total.

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled, you can request Sellafield Ltd carry out an internal review (contact: [Sellafield Ltd request email]).

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Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire,
SK9 5AF.

Kind regards

Janice
Corporate Affairs
Sellafield Ltd
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Views expressed in this email are not necessarily those of Sellafield Ltd.

Sellafield Ltd, a Nuclear Decommissioning Authority company, is registered in England and Wales, Company number 01002607. The registered office is situated at Hinton House, Birchwood Park Avenue, Risley, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 6GR."