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Focus on driving excellence in the nuclear sector

Focus on driving excellence in the nuclear sector

RWM has today announced its membership of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN)

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Wales and geological disposal

Wales and geological disposal

Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) is the public body appointed by government to implement geological disposal of the UKs higher-activity radioactive waste. Building a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) will involve finding a technically suitable site, with a willing host community.

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Gymru a gwaredu daearegol

Gymru a gwaredu daearegol

Radioactive Waste Management Limited (RWM) ydi'r corff cyhoeddus a benodwyd gan Lywodraeth y DU i gyflawni gwaredu daearegol gwastraff ymbelydrol actifedd uwch (GAU) y DU. Bydd adeiladu Cyfleuster Gwaredu Daearegol (CGD) yn golygu darganfod safle technegol addas, gyda chymuned yn barod i'w letya.

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Geological disposal: understanding our work

Geological disposal: understanding our work

Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) is pleased to launch a new information film today, providing an insight in to its work to find a permanent, safe solution to managing the UKs most radioactive waste.

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Working collaboratively to manage radioactive waste

Working collaboratively to manage radioactive waste

Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) today brings together a wide range of stakeholders including government, regulators, industry and academics to consider progress and next steps for permanently disposing of the UKs most radioactive waste.

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Helping nuclear students at the Defence Academy of the MoD

Helping nuclear students at the Defence Academy of the MoD

Nuclear waste expert Martin Cairns provides mentoring to students on an MSc in Nuclear Technology and Safety Management course.

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Our expertise in nuclear safety reaches global audience

Our expertise in nuclear safety reaches global audience

Our experts on nuclear criticality safety showed the depth of their knowledge when they represented the UK at an International Conference.

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Update on the National Geological Screening Consultation

Update on the National Geological Screening Consultation

Our consultation on National Geological Screening Consultation is open until 4th December. We would like to encourage people to respond.

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Update on the National Geological Screening Consultation

Update on the National Geological Screening Consultation

Our consultation on National Geological Screening Consultation is open until 4th December. We would like to encourage people to respond.

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National Geological Screening events

National Geological Screening events

We have arranged a series of events across the country to provide more information about the National Geological Screening consultation.

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Regulators publish scrutiny of our work

Regulators publish scrutiny of our work

The Environment Agency and Office for Nuclear Regulation have completed a biennial review of their scrutiny of our work relating to the geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste.

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Sharing technology and knowledge

Sharing technology and knowledge

We have been investigating the technologies and knowledge developed by radioactive waste management organisations in other countries.

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Scientists meet to discuss geological disposal

Scientists meet to discuss geological disposal

Scientists from across Europe will meet in London in November to discuss geological disposal of radioactive waste.

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National Geological Screening report

National Geological Screening report

A report on the recent meeting between the Independent Review Panel (IRP) and RWM has been compiled by the independent facilitators of the meeting, 3KQ.

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Derived inventory published

Derived inventory published

We have updated our estimates on types of radioactive waste materials needing geological disposal (the Derived Inventory)

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We need your help

We need your help

The launch of our later this year is part of our work in getting ready to engage with communities about geological disposal.

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Coordinated approach to record keeping

Coordinated approach to record keeping

We are leading an initiative to develop a common approach to record-keeping for all radioactive waste packages.

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Listening to stakeholders

Listening to stakeholders

Over the past 9 months, we have organised a number of events to explain the National Geological Screening exercise.

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National geological screening: meet the Independent Review Panel

National geological screening: meet the Independent Review Panel

Our discussions with the Independent Review Panel can be viewed online.

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Sharing knowledge internationally

Sharing knowledge internationally

We're sharing our expertise and knowledge to help other European countries develop their research plans for geological disposal.

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Draft National Geological Screening Guidance issued

Draft National Geological Screening Guidance issued

The document will form the basis for discussions with the Independent Review Panel (IRP) at a meeting in London on 23 June.

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The Independent Review Panel

The Independent Review Panel

Meeting the Independent Review Panel to discuss our draft National Geological Screening guidance document.

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