The Environment Agency are looking for the public’s comments on an application received from Augean North Ltd to accept Low Level Radioactive Wastes at their Port Clarence Landfill Site in Teesside. Port Clarence is in close proximity to the Borough of Redcar and Cleveland and we urge residents to feed in to the public consultation with your views.
The existing Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) permitted landfill site has been receiving and disposing of both hazardous and non-hazardous wastes for over 20 years. For the last 3 years the site has also accepted some very low-level radioactive wastes under an exemption from EPR i.e. for which an EPR permit is not required. This is allowed as the radioactivity levels are sufficiently low and come from natural sources. The waste deposited to date has consisted largely of chemical manufacturing wastes from the processing of waste ores on Teesside.
The public consultation opens today the 20th of September and lasts until the closing date of the 13th of December. A survey can be filled in by you. Full details and the the survey can be found at https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/north-east/port-clarence-landfill-permit-application/.