NDA & RWMD Documents

Making sense of geological disposal

According to Radioactive Waste Management Ltd. – geological disposal uses both engineering and geology to isolate the waste and contain the radioactivity so that no harmful quantities of radioactivity reach people and the surface environment. RWM is engaging in discussions to … Continue reading

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RWM Stakeholder Conference

Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) held a conference with 80 stakeholders in October 2016. It has published a summary of the event together with the presentation slides. RWM 28th February 2017

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Radioactive Waste Inventory 2016

The Inventory is part of an ongoing programme of research jointly conducted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). The Inventory provides information on the status of radioactive waste stocks (at … Continue reading

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NDA Business Plan 2017 to 2020

Government has made the NDA the implementing organisation for geological disposal of Higher Activity Waste; this includes both planning and delivery. Radioactive Waste Management Limited is the subsidiary which is running the geological disposal programme, alongside the government’s geological disposal … Continue reading

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RWMD approach to issues management

RWMD report dated March 2012 which includes a full compilation of issues raised with RWMD by various bodies, including NWAA, the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM),  and Helen Wallace for Greenpeace International. The issues are grouped together in subject … Continue reading

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NDA RWMD Issues Register

An Excel File (dated March 2012) showing the status of NDA/RWMD work in responding to each of NWAA’s 101 issues in our issues register. The table shows whether or not work is ongoing to address the issue, inactive or planned … Continue reading

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NDA Manpower Study

Disposal of the UK’s higher activity radioactive waste underground will generate an average of 550 jobs over its 140 year lifespan, according to a study published by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). The highest employment rate during the £12 billion … Continue reading

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NDA Response to NWAA Issues Register.

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s Response to the NWAA Issues Register. Part One: Inventory; Gases; Site Considerations; Construction Issues. Up to page 13. NDAResponse(Part1) Part Two: Waste package & repository components; Chemistry & contaminations levels; Pages 14-27 NDAResponse(Part2) Part Three: Plutonium … Continue reading

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Radioactive Waste Inventory

The latest United Kingdom Radioactive Waste Inventory has been published. The UK Radioactive Waste Inventory, currently updated every three years, is provided by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The inventory describes the stocks of … Continue reading

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Disposal System Safety Case

The NDA has published a suite of scientific and technical reports which explain all of the safety factors it believes need to be considered when it submits an application to the nuclear regulators for permission to operate a deep geological disposal facility. … Continue reading

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Summary of Options for Graphite

Higher Activity Waste. Reactor Decommissioning Update. Summary of Options for Graphite. NDA, February 2011. Decommissioning of the UK reactor fleet will generate substantial amounts of radioactive waste. A significant proportion of these “reactor decommissioning wastes” will be graphite, other waste includes … Continue reading

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Steps towards implementation.

The Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) of the NDA is responsible for managing the delivery of geological disposal for higher activity radioactive wastes, as required under UK Government policy. This policy also states that the siting of a geological disposal … Continue reading

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The Viability of a phased geological repository

Nirex Report N/122, November 2005. The viability of a phased geological repository concept for the long-term management of the UK’s radioactive waste. Report summarises why Nirex believed its Phased Geological Repository Concept is the viable technical option for the long-term … Continue reading

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