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The NDA’s Management of the Magnox Contract

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has a perpetual lack of knowledge about the state and location of waste on the 17 sites it is responsible for making safe, a powerful committee of MPs has found. This results from decades of … Continue reading

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South Copeland

INITIAL EVALUATION REPORT: South Copeland area together with the adjacent inshore area. This report has been developed by Radioactive Waste Management Ltd (RWM) as part of the process to identify a suitable site for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) within … Continue reading

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Phil Davies

We are sad to report that NWAA member Phil Davies passed away at the end of October 2020. His Guardian obituary can be read here.

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Copeland Back at the Beginning

The formation of a Working Group in Copeland is a first step towards disposing of higher-activity radioactive waste. The Working Group will now begin local discussions and fact-finding about siting a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) in Copeland. Radioactive Waste Management … Continue reading

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Why nuclear power is always going to be unsustainable.

The biggest nuclear site in Europe containing the world’s biggest stockpile of nuclear explosives is at risk of blowing up. What does this short-term decay tell us about the very long-term sustainability of a technology whose toxic waste last at … Continue reading

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RWM partners with the British Geological Survey

The British Geological Survey (BGS), a leading global geological survey and the UK’s national geoscience agency, and RWM work together to provide expertise, research and information to support the UK’s geological disposal programme. The two UK government organisations today jointly … Continue reading

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National Policy Statement Designated

The National Policy Statement for Geological Disposal Infrastructure, was designated on 17th October 2019. Parliament 17th Oct 2019  

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New World Nuclear Waste Report sets standard for accuracy and insight

A very important, path-breaking report on radioactive waste was released in Berlin yesterday, at an all-day press conference* held at the headquarters of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, major sponsors of the research that informs the content of the study, titled World Nuclear Waste Report … Continue reading

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Implementing Geological Disposal Update

Implementing geological disposal – working with communities: updated framework for the long term management of higher activity radioactive waste. Document sets out the UK Government’s framework for managing higher activity radioactive waste through geological disposal, including how the delivery body, … Continue reading

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Inconvenient truths on nuclear waste

Inconvenient truths on nuclear waste ignored or buried by UK Government (again). Just before Christmas (19 December 2018) the Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) department published two important new documents dealing with the UK radioactive waste strategy. They received no … Continue reading

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Panglossian puffery for mini reactors in new report from UK Government advisors that avoids addressing security and nuclear waste problems of small modular reactors.

The report says “the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 agenda sets out 17 goals and how they will be implemented to meet the United Nation’s objectives around people, the planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. Nuclear and nuclear isotopes play … Continue reading

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GDF Consultations 2018

David Lowry’s Briefing report on the BEIS joint consultations on Working with “Communities” and the National Policy Statement on plans for a national Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) is available here: LowryResponsetoWorking With Communities&NPSConsultation

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Government starts 6th search for nuclear waste site

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), covering England and Northern Ireland, and the Welsh Government, today opened separate consultations which will enable stakeholders and members of the public to help shape policies on the geological disposal programme … Continue reading

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Swedish Environmental Court says No!

The Swedish Environmental Court says no to the power industry’s Nuclear Waste Company SKB’s license application for a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Forsmark, Sweden. This is a huge triumph for safety and environment – and for the … Continue reading

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NFLA urges Government to look carefully at a Swedish court ruling rejecting a repository licence around real safety concerns

As the UK Government plans yet another attempt to deliver a deep underground radioactive waste repository, NFLA urges them and the regulators to look carefully at a Swedish court ruling rejecting a repository licence around real safety concerns. The Nuclear … Continue reading

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Exposing UK Government Folly of Investing in New Nuclear

Letter from Prof Andrew Blowers to The Guardian: In 1976, Lord Flowers pronounced that there should be no further commitment to nuclear energy unless it could be demonstrated that long-lived highly radioactive wastes could be safely contained for the indefinite … Continue reading

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Brexit & Radioactive Waste

As Britain tumbles towards the hardest Brexit, the debate is dominated by what the fateful referendum could mean for British business, and jobs – but these aren’t the only weighty matters that we should be thinking about. For byzantine legal … Continue reading

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Civil Society Views on the Content and Governance of a Joint Research Programme

The JOPRAD project aims to determine the views of civil society on the conditions, means and research content of a European Joint Programming (JP) on Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) including Geological Disposal (GD), and more specifically, the rules and procedures … Continue reading

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Response to Call for Evidence on Implementing geological disposal: Working with communities

Dr David Lowry’s Response to Call for Evidence on Implementing geological disposal: Working with communities, 4th September 2015 Nuclear waste communities, consultation response, 4-9-15

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CoRWM Triennial Review

The Department of Energy and Climate Change is seeking the views of stakeholders who wish to contribute to the the second Triennial Review of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management. The consultation closes on 10th March 2015 See: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/committee-on-radioactive-waste-management-corwm-triennial-review-2015

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