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Radioactive Waste Management Managing Director announces retirement

Radioactive Waste Management Managing Director announces retirement

RWM's Managing Director, Bruce McKirdy, has announced he will retire and leave the organisation in March 2020.

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Transparency data: Radioactive Waste Management: Organisation Chart

Transparency data: Radioactive Waste Management: Organisation Chart

Radioactive Waste Management's organisation chart showing senior positions and names, with structure for the other functions

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Nuclear graduates come together to learn about industry opportunities

Nuclear graduates come together to learn about industry opportunities

RWM shares information on GDF programme with specialists of the future

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RWM welcomes community leaders at the LGA Conference 2019

RWM welcomes community leaders at the LGA Conference 2019

Experts explain why the UK needs a GDF

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RWM welcomes community leaders at the LGA Conference 2019

RWM welcomes community leaders at the LGA Conference 2019

Experts explain why the UK needs a GDF

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RWM's Dr Samantha King triumphs at the ENEI Awards

RWM's Dr Samantha King triumphs at the ENEI Awards

Sam takes home the 2019 Award for Equality & Inclusion Senior Champion of the Year

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RWM's Dr Samantha King triumphs at the ENEI Awards

RWM's Dr Samantha King triumphs at the ENEI Awards

Sam takes home the 2019 Award for Equality & Inclusion Senior Champion of the Year

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Hold the date for the NDA Supply Chain Event at a new venue in 2020

Hold the date for the NDA Supply Chain Event at a new venue in 2020

The event, now in its ninth year, has been an overwhelming success in engaging with the suppliers who are so essential to achieving our decommissioning mission.

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£9.4 million research projects tackle technical challenges

£9.4 million research projects tackle technical challenges

A series of new research projects are now under way as part of a £9.4 million initiative to tackle some of the technical challenges at the earliest UK nuclear sites and deal with radioactive waste.

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Forward planning to ensure cement supplies

Forward planning to ensure cement supplies

A cross-industry initiative aims to develop technical solutions for future supplies of the cements typically used to stabilise many kinds of radioactive wastes.

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Thermal solution can reduce waste volumes

Thermal solution can reduce waste volumes

Trials are under way to examine whether vitrification technologies could be adapted for larger quantities of mixed low/intermediate level radioactive wastes.

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Pressure treatment for plutonium stockpile

Pressure treatment for plutonium stockpile

New approach offers potential to convert plutonium into safe, stable forms.

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Apprenticeships take centre stage

Apprenticeships take centre stage

Apprentices from across the NDA group are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2019 (NAW 2019).

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Nuclear employees WiN big at national diversity conference

Nuclear employees WiN big at national diversity conference

Employees from across the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group were honoured at a national awards ceremony for their work in addressing gender imbalance and diversity in the nuclear industry.

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Welsh Government launches policy to deal with radioactive waste

Welsh Government launches policy to deal with radioactive waste

RWM engagement activities will now include Wales, following policy announcement by the Welsh Government

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Government launches new policy to deal with radioactive waste

Government launches new policy to deal with radioactive waste

RWM begins the search for a site to locate a Geological Disposal Facility

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Supply chain event attracts record 1,700 visitors

Supply chain event attracts record 1,700 visitors

A record 1,700 visitors enjoyed a day of exhibitions and informal networking at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Estate Supply Chain Event.

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Supply chain event attracts record 1,700 visitors

Supply chain event attracts record 1,700 visitors

A record 1,700 visitors enjoyed a day of exhibitions and informal networking at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Estate Supply Chain Event.

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Awards recognise winning nuclear suppliers

Awards recognise winning nuclear suppliers

The winners of this year’s prestigious NDA Group Supply Chain Awards were announced to a packed audience in Manchester today.

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RWM strengthens Board

RWM strengthens Board

Chairman appoints two new Non-Executive Directors

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Collaborative decommissioning research TRANSCENDS the individual approach

Collaborative decommissioning research TRANSCENDS the individual approach

A £9.4 million research programme will link experts from the nuclear industry with UK academics and PhD students to wrestle with some of the challenges in dealing with radioactive waste.

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RWM attend 2018 LGA Conference

RWM attend 2018 LGA Conference

RWM continues dialogue with local government representatives.

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Registration opens for Europe’s largest nuclear decommissioning supply chain event

Registration opens for Europe’s largest nuclear decommissioning supply chain event

Registration is now open for the 8th Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Estate Supply Chain Event, the largest of its kind in Europe, which will be held in Manchester on 1 November 2018.

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Governments consider views on geological disposal

Governments consider views on geological disposal

Consultation responses now being reviewed to inform next steps for UK geological disposal

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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 UK’s 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 UK’s 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 UK’s 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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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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