Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Nuclear waste in Northern Ireland

Date released
26 March 2019
Request number
Release of information under
Freedom of Information Act 2000

Information requested

Under FOI and EIR regulations, I would kindly request the names of the counties in Northern Ireland where nuclear waste has been stored/buried in the past, from which countries (directly or indirectly) the waste has derived and what levels of radioactivity these wastes hold (eg, HLW, ILW and/or LLW).

Further, I would also request the names of those responsible for the safety of said installations, the name of the entry Port(s) into Northern Ireland and the time range in years (ie from, to), within which all past waste has been brought into these Ports.

ONR's response

I confirm that ONR does not hold the information requested.

The information you have requested may be held by The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland.

Details of how to contact DAERA can be found on the contact page on their website.



Exemptions applied


PIT (Public Interest Test) if applicable