Regulatory Documents

The early stages of implementing geological disposal: regulatory use of geoscientific information

This study reviewed how regulatory bodies in 5 countries have used geological information to make decisions on proposals for the geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste. The report’s findings on the use of generic site safety assessments, site-specific investigations … Continue reading

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Geological disposal: scrutiny of Radioactive Waste Management (RWM), annual report 2015 to 2016.

The Environment Agency and Office for Nuclear Regulation’s (the nuclear regulators) joint publication about their scrutiny of RWM’s work relating to geological disposal of radioactive waste. The nuclear regulators provide regulatory advice to RWM about implementing geological disposal. This report explains what … Continue reading

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Regulators Scrutiny of RWMD Work on Geological Disposal

In May 2013 the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency published the latest summary of their ongoing scrutiny of the work of the NDA’s Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD). The summary covers the period April 2010 to March … Continue reading

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Environment Agency Consultation on waste from new nuclear reactors

It is the Environment Agency’s job to regulate discharges and waste disposals from nuclear power stations in England and Wales. The Agency has been working with the Office for Nuclear Regulation on a Generic Design Assessment (GDA) to assess the new … Continue reading

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Radiological Protection Objectives for the Land-based Disposal of Solid Radioactive Wastes

Radiological Protection Objectives for the Land-based Disposal of Solid Radioactive Wastes (RCE 8). The purpose of this document is to provide advice, in particular to government departments, on the radiological protection objectives to be applied to the disposal of all … Continue reading

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