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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FER0178729
  • Date: 31 July 2008
  • Public Authority: Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
  • Summary: The complainant requested a copy of a draft report produced by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) which focused on storage methods for radioactive waste. (The final version of this report had already been placed in the public domain.) The NDA argued that the draft version was exempt by virtue of the exceptions contained at regulations 12(4)(d) and 12(4)(e) of the Environmental Information Regulations and that for both exceptions the public interest favoured withholding this information. The Commissioner has concluded that the draft report does not fall within the scope of 12(4)(d). However he has also decided that the draft report does fall within the scope of 12(4)(e) and is satisfied that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exception outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
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