Head of Legacy and Waste Issues, Environment Agency
Juliet Long is Head of Legacy and Waste Issues in the Environment Agency Radioactive Substances Regulation team. She leads the Environment Agency’s strategic work with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and other nuclear liability owners, as well as work to support development and delivery of a robust, sustainable radioactive waste management infrastructure for the UK. Juliet is a member of the UK Radioactive Substances Policy Group and represents the UK on the NEA’s Radioactive Waste Management Committee and Regulators’ Forum. She recently returned from a secondment to BEIS where, amongst other things, she led a review of the UK’s radioactive waste infrastructure and the development of proposals for improved decommissioning and radioactive waste management arrangements as part of a Nuclear Sector Deal.
Whilst in the EA Juliet has managed the regulation of power, defence and disposal nuclear sites, established a strategy for the regulation of radioactive substances, and supported the development of national strategies for decommissioning and radioactive waste management. Previously Juliet worked in the nuclear industry, managing the environmental and radiological protection assurance team at the Atomic Weapons Establishment, and subsequently as Head of Profession for Environment at the UK Atomic Energy Authority.
Juliet is also a Trustee of the Nuclear Institute where she established the RadWaste Special Interest Group, and was recently invited to become a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment in recognition of her contribution to the future of the nuclear industry and work to deliver a more sustainable approach to radioactive waste management.