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The Nuclear Installations (Prescribed Sites and Transport) Regulations 2018

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Sites prescribed for the purposes of section 16(1)(c) of the Act (intermediate risk nuclear sites)

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5.—(1) There is prescribed for the purposes of section 16(1)(c) of the Act any licensed site which—

(a)has been, but is no longer being used for the generation of electricity, and from which the nuclear fuel has been removed permanently from the reactor and stored safely in accordance with relevant good practices;

(b)is used for one or more of the purposes set out in paragraphs (2) to (5);

(c)has been, but is no longer being used for one or more of the purposes set out in paragraphs (2) to (5), and which is being decommissioned; or

(d)would be a site prescribed by regulation 3 but for the limit on the mass of fissile material specified in regulation 3(1)(b), or the limit on quantity specified in regulation 3(3) or 3(5), being exceeded.

(2) The purpose in this paragraph is installing or operating an installation designed or adapted for the carrying out of any process involved in the manufacture of fuel elements to be used for the production of atomic energy from—

(a)enriched uranium; or

(b)any alloy, chemical compound, mixture or combination, containing enriched uranium.

(3) The purpose in this paragraph is installing or operating an installation designed or adapted for the treatment of uranium, whether or not enriched, such as to increase the proportion of the isotope 235 the uranium contains.

(4) The purpose in this paragraph is installing or operating an installation designed or adapted for the carrying on of any process involved in the production from nuclear matter, not being excepted matter, of isotopes prepared for use for industrial, chemical, agricultural, medical or scientific purposes.

(5) The purpose in this paragraph is the operation of a national repository for low level waste.

(6) In this regulation “enriched uranium” means uranium enriched so as to contain more than 0.72% by mass of the isotope 235.

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