Table 1. Summary of financial benefits of centralised processing, volume reduction and recategorisation

1 January 2000

Note: The future benefits for waste producers have been estimated using average annual market volumes for waste generated over the next 30 years taken from the UK LLW strategy.
Process Savings Annual market Annual savings,
size, m3 £ million
Volume reduction by centralised supercompaction £1000/m3 16,000 16
Volume reduction by wet waste drying and supercompaction £6000/m3 100 0.6
Volume reduction by direct pour grouting into Third Height ISO containers £20,000/m3 100 2
Thermal detritiation of tritiated ILW £50,000/m3 100 5
Thermal detritiation of tritiated LLW £2000/m3 500 1

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