Government Documents

Government Response to CoRWM Annual Report 2016/17

The Government has published its response to CoRWM’s Annual Report. There were no great surprises in the response, but there is a little more information on the public outputs expected from the national geological screening exercise. CoRWM recommended that: “Part … Continue reading

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National Policy Statement Consultation

Implementing geological disposal: land use planning: The 2014 White Paper committed to bringing Geological Disposal Facilities (GDF) and deep investigatory boreholes (necessary to characterise sites) within the definition of nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) in the Planning Act 2008 and … Continue reading

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Working with Communities Consultation

Working with communities: implementing geological disposal. This consultation seeks views on how communities should be engaged in a siting process for a Geological Disposal Facility for higher activity radioactive waste. BEIS 25th Jan 2018  

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The UK’s 6th national report on compliance with the obligations of the Joint Convention on the safety of spent fuel and radioactive waste management

The UK’s sixth national report on compliance with the obligations of the Joint Convention on the safety of spent fuel and radioactive waste management. This report considers each of the Joint Convention’s obligations and explains how the United Kingdom addresses them. … Continue reading

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Public dialogue on geological disposal and working with communities

Report by 3KQ on the findings of a 2016 public dialogue on geological disposal and working with communities, and a report by URSUS Consulting Ltd evaluating the public dialogue project. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) commissioned a … Continue reading

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MRWS – desk-based studies of potential sites consultation

Managing Radioactive Waste Safely: Desk-based identification and assessment of potential candidate sites for geological disposal – a public consultation. A consultation seeking views on how potential sites for geological disposal will be identified and assessed. It sets out how desk … Continue reading

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First Annual Report on the MRWS Programme

The Government’s response in November 2010 to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee’s report “Radioactive Waste Management: a Further Update”, committed Government to the production of an annual report to Parliament that would be published and copies … Continue reading

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Retrievability & Reversibility 17/06/11

When the Scottish Government published its Higher Activity Radioactive Waste Policy is January 2011, it also published a series of additional documents. One of these documents – on Retrievability and Reversibility – was outstanding. This was finally published in June … Continue reading

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Scottish Higher Activity Radioactive Waste Policy

On the 20th January 2011 the Scottish Government published Scotland’s Higher Activity Radioactive Waste Policy 2011 The Scottish Government Policy is that the long-term management of higher activity radioactive waste should be in near-surface facilities. Facilities should be located as … Continue reading

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Geological Disposal Implementation Board

The Government is committed to geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste, coupled with safe and secure interim storage and a geological disposal facility siting process based on voluntarism and partnership. It has set up the Geological Disposal Implementation Board (GDIB), … Continue reading

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Managing Radioactive Waste Safely White Paper

The Government’s White Paper on a Framework for Implementing Geological Disposal was published in June 2008 jointly by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, and the devolved admoinstrations for Northern … Continue reading

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