Natalyn Ala, RWM Geological Disposal Facility Siting Director

RWM needs your help!

The launch of a public consultation by Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) later this year is part of our getting ready to engage with communities about geological disposal.
Attendees at PLANning geological DISposal of radioactive waste in Europe (PLANDIS) workshop

RWM guides international research

RWM is sharing its expertise and knowledge to help other European countries develop their research, development and demonstration (RD&D) plans for geological disposal.

What we do

We are responsible for delivering a geological disposal facility and provision of radioactive waste management solutions. We carry out preparatory work to plan and design a geological disposal. This work is described as “generic” because no sites have been identified yet.

Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, which is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body of the Department of the Energy and Climate Change.

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Our work

National screening exercise

National geological screening

Government has asked us to undertake a national geological screening exercise to support the implementation of its policy for geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste.

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Geological disposal - demonstrating safety

Demonstrating safety

Whilst no sites have been selected, we cover all aspects of safety generically. Once a site has been selected, we will demonstrate that we can meet the regulators' requirements before they will permit us to operate a geological disposal facility.

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developing the right organistion

Developing the right organisation

A geological disposal facility will be a nuclear licensed site. Regulators require that the organisation operating such a facility becomes a Site Licence Company. Our contracting and procurement strategy means we work collaboratively with a small number of key delivery partners while maintaining access to specialist niche contractors.

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