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Water GRI Disclosures

Here are our Water related GRI disclosures, for more disclosures see our sustainability reporting page.

The references for our GRI disclosures can be found in either our annual report or sustainability report. You can find our annual report here, and our sustainability report here.

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Water withdrawal (303-3)

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

Surface water (total)

162,754

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 The water is not withdrawn from the watercourse directly by Urenco, but by a third party.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

Watercourse

162,754

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This is raw water withdrawn from the local watercourse.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)

282,451

71,232

This is mains water

Freshwater

282,451

71,232

Other

0

0

Total third-party water withdrawal by withdrawal source

Surface water

0

Groundwater

71,232

Seawater ML

0

Produced water ML

0

Total water withdrawal

446,450

71,232

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)

55,690

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)

80,049

4,508

Third-party water sent for use to other organisations

1068

0

Total water discharge

146,992

4,508

Water discharge by freshwater and other water

Freshwater

55,690

0

Other

78,981

4,508

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

117,857.24

4,508

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)

29,134.76

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

299,458

66,724

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 Eunice. 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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