Shipment of intermediate-level waste from the UK to Australia

As previously announced, Sellafield Ltd and Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS) are planning to return intermediate-level waste in the form of vitrified residue to Australia.

Preparations to transport a single TN81 flask containing vitrified residue are now under way, with arrival expected during the first half of 2022.

The shipment will be carried out in full compliance with all UK, Australian and international regulations, and subject to issue of all relevant permits and licences.

In line with normal procedures, Sellafield Ltd and NTS will provide further information on the shipment in due course.