Water

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Water withdrawal (303-3)

N.B. Freshwater (≤1,000 mg/L Total Dissolved Solids); Other water (>1,000 mg/L Total Dissolved Solids)

All areas (m3)

Areas with water stress (New Mexico only)

Reporting notes

Reporting omissions

Source water (total)

214,435

0

Our UK site uses raw water form the local watercourse and harvestes rainwater. The water is not withdrawn from the watercourse directly by Urenco, but by a third party. However we report this withdrawal here.

N/A

Additionally our new TMF plant began rainwater harvesting in November 2020.
The total harvest for 2020 was 452m2. This date is not in the scope of externally audited figures and is excluded from totals.

Our new TMF plant has rainwater harvesting.

Watercourse

214,435

0

This is raw water withdrawn from the local watercourse.

We do not currently measure Total Dissolved Solids content of this water and so have not assigned it to either the 'freshwater' or 'other water' categories.

Third-party water (total)

293,310

84,771

This is mains water

Freshwater

293,310

84,771

Other

0

0

Total third-party water withdrawal by withdrawal source

Surface water

0

Groundwater

84,771

Seawater ML

0

Produced water ML

0

Total water withdrawal

507,745

84,771

Water discharge (303-4)

Omission: N.B. Freshwater (≤1,000 mg/L Total Dissolved Solids); Other water (>1,000 mg/L Total Dissolved Solids)

All Areas (m3)

Areas with water stress (i.e. New Mexico)

Reporting Notes

Reporting Omissions

Water Discharge by destination

Surface water (total)

116,699

0

This figure relates to treated water from our sewage treatment plant and permitted discharges that discharge directly to surface water drains in the UK. At our German and Dutch sites, rainwater runoff flows into the local streams; periodic sampling is conducted to confirm the local water bodies remain uncontaminated, in accordance with local regulatory requirements

Third-party water (total)

83,951

10,111

Third-party water sent for use to other organisations

0

0

Total water discharge

200,650

10,111

Water discharge by freshwater and other water

Freshwater

116,699

0

Other

83,951

10,111

Our discharge water quality is closely monitored in accordance with local regulations and the terms of our licence agreements. We report data regularly to the local authorities, who audit our data and may conduct additional sampling and testing. We do not currently measure Total Dissolved Solids content of this water; for reporting purposes, all discharges are assumed to be “Other” water.

Water discharge by level of treatment

N.B. it is assumed total water consumption = ((Discharge [No treatment] + Discharge [Process water tested for radioactivity] + Discharge [Water treated in Sewage Treatment Plant (UK)]+ Discharge [other treatment] minus evaporative losses)……. except for Capenhurst if the data from the Sewage Treatment Plant is obtained as then discharge>consumption.

No treatment

107,955.68

10,111

This includes water such as domestic sewage. This is an overestimation of how much water is untreated; for example, water from the canteens is treated to remove oil, but we do not have data on volumes. Similarly, samples of condensate from our cooling towers are tested for radioactivity, although this is greater than the volume requiring treatment for radioactivity

Water treated in onsite Sewage Treatment Plant (UK)

92,694.35

0

Water consumption (303-5)

Omission: N.B. Freshwater (≤1,000 mg/L Total Dissolved Solids); Other water (>1,000 mg/L Total Dissolved Solids)

All Areas (m3)

Areas with water stress (i.e. New Mexico)

Reporting notes

Reporting Omissions

Total water consumption

307,095

574,659

Major sources of water consumption include our evaporative cooling towers (at all sites except Gronau) and discharges of process water to our on-site evaporation pond at in the US. Consumption is assumed to be equal to withdrawal minus discharge.

Change in water storage, if water storage has been identified as having a significant water-related impac

N/A

0

This is N/A- we do not have significant storage of water. We do have ponds on site, such as containment ponds in Almelo to slow the flow of water and reduce the risk of flooding, rainwater ponds at Gronau for fire-fighting, and an evaporation pond at Eunice, but the volumes are not monitored.

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