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RWM welcomes formation of Theddlethorpe GDF Working Group

RWM welcomes formation of Theddlethorpe GDF Working Group

Working Group provides a platform for beginning engagement with the community

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RWM welcomes proposed GDF search area in Allerdale

RWM welcomes proposed GDF search area in Allerdale

Working Group identifies initial area for investigations

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RWM welcomes proposed GDF search area in Allerdale

RWM welcomes proposed GDF search area in Allerdale

Working Group identifies initial area for investigations

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RWM welcomes proposal for GDF Community Partnerships in Copeland

RWM welcomes proposal for GDF Community Partnerships in Copeland

Community Partnerships would boost engagement with local communities and trigger local investment funding

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RWM brings together international geology experts to share geological disposal insights

RWM brings together international geology experts to share geological disposal insights

Online conference focuses on the vital role of geoscience in managing radioactive waste.

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RWM brings together the top academic experts from across the UK

RWM brings together the top academic experts from across the UK

Geological disposal experts meet for annual conference of the Research Support Office

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Why geological disposal is necessary

Why geological disposal is necessary

A short new online documentary from the BBC describes why radioactive waste exists in the UK, how it’s being dealt with and the role of nuclear power in the context of global climate change.

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Policy paper: RWM Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2020 to 2021

Policy paper: RWM Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2020 to 2021

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.

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RWM response to Hartlepool reports

RWM response to Hartlepool reports

GDF process requires community consent

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RWM in early discussions with Lincolnshire County Council about GDF

RWM in early discussions with Lincolnshire County Council about GDF

GDF process requires community consent

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RWM in early discussions with Lincolnshire County Council about GDF

RWM in early discussions with Lincolnshire County Council about GDF

GDF process requires community consent

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RWM Annual Review 2020 2021

RWM Annual Review 2020 2021

A year of progress towards delivering a Geological Disposal Facility for UK higher-activity radioactive waste.

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RWM Annual Review 2020 2021

RWM Annual Review 2020 2021

A year of progress towards delivering a Geological Disposal Facility for UK higher-activity radioactive waste.

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RWM's award for workplace mental health and wellbeing initiatives

RWM's award for workplace mental health and wellbeing initiatives

RWM has been recognised as one the UK’s best organisations for supporting staff mental health after collecting a Workplace Wellbeing silver award from the charity Mind.

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Guidance: 2019 Inventory for Geological Disposal

Guidance: 2019 Inventory for Geological Disposal

Overview of waste materials designated for disposal in a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF)

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Research: Generic Design Assessment: Summary of disposability assessment for wastes and spent fuel arising from the operation and decommissioning of UK HPR1000

Research: Generic Design Assessment: Summary of disposability assessment for wastes and spent fuel arising from the operation and decommissioning of UK HPR1000

This provides a preliminary judgement as to the potential acceptability for disposal to a geological disposal facility of the waste packages expected to arise from the UK Hua-long Pressurised Reactor (UK HPR1000).

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First seal of success for borehole project

First seal of success for borehole project

Cutting-edge engineering system passes its first major test, sealing a deep borehole in one of the rock types that could host a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF)

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First seal of success for borehole project

First seal of success for borehole project

Cutting-edge engineering system passes its first major test, sealing a deep borehole in one of the rock types that could host a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF)

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Excavation starts on final tunnels at world’s first spent fuel disposal facility

Excavation starts on final tunnels at world’s first spent fuel disposal facility

Finland will become the first country to operate a geological disposal facility for spent nuclear fuel

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Research: Large waste transport container summary report NDA/RWM/168

Research: Large waste transport container summary report NDA/RWM/168

Summary of work to develop a feasible concept for a reusable Large Waste Transport Container to transport Higher Activity Waste to a Geological Disposal Facility.

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RWM celebrate success at industry awards

RWM celebrate success at industry awards

RWM is celebrating a prestigious industry award for our work to improve gender balance and diversity across the workforce.

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NDA announces new date for Supply Chain Event 2022

NDA announces new date for Supply Chain Event 2022

In previous years, this event has been an overwhelming success in engaging with the suppliers who are so essential to achieving our decommissioning mission.

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Corporate report: Regulatory Interface Management (RIM) group

Corporate report: Regulatory Interface Management (RIM) group

The Regulatory Interface Management (RIM) group discusses regulatory and land-use planning matters related to geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste.

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Case study: Optimising Site End States

Case study: Optimising Site End States

A new framework to allow operators to balance the overall safety and environmental risks associated with remediation and consider a broader range of options in pursuit of the optimised solution.

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NDA Update

NDA Update

New Transport and Waste Divisions

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Corporate information: Radioactive Waste Management – Research at RWM

Corporate information: Radioactive Waste Management – Research at RWM

We commission scientific research and development, worth several million pounds a year, to support geological disposal.

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RWM yn croesawu lansiad ail ‘Weithgor’ Cyfleuster Gwaredu Daearegol

RWM yn croesawu lansiad ail ‘Weithgor’ Cyfleuster Gwaredu Daearegol

Bydd y Gweithgor yn Allerdale, Cumbria, nawr yn dechrau trafodaethau lleol ynghylch y posibilrwydd o gael Cyfleuster Gwaredu Daearegol (GDF).

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RWM welcomes launch of second GDF ‘Working Group’

RWM welcomes launch of second GDF ‘Working Group’

The Working Group in Allerdale, Cumbria, will now begin local discussions about the potential for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF).

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£5 million research project supports the UK’s nuclear waste disposal programme

£5 million research project supports the UK’s nuclear waste disposal programme

Testing starts on new system to seal deep boreholes

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£5 million research project supports the UK’s nuclear waste disposal programme

£5 million research project supports the UK’s nuclear waste disposal programme

Testing starts on new system to seal deep boreholes

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FOI release: FOI 01099 Advertising and marketing expenditure

FOI release: FOI 01099   Advertising and marketing expenditure

Response issued: 08/10/19

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FOI release: FOI 01168 – Copper and steel quantities required for GDF

FOI release: FOI 01168 – Copper and steel quantities required for GDF

Response issued: 03/08/20

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FOI release: FOI 01163 – Plans for GDF

FOI release: FOI 01163 – Plans for GDF

Response issued 14/07/20

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FOI release: FOI 01159 – list of RWM’s projects and programmes

FOI release: FOI 01159 – list of RWM’s projects and programmes

Response issued 02/06/20

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FOI release: FOI 01147 – Information about Microsoft Office 365

FOI release: FOI 01147 – Information about Microsoft Office 365

Response dated 27/3/20

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FOI release: FOI 01163 – Plans for GDF

FOI release: FOI 01163 – Plans for GDF

Response issued 14/07/20

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Open consultation: Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Business Plan 2021 to 2024

Open consultation: Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Business Plan 2021 to 2024

The Draft Business Plan sets out key activities and expected progress for all 17 of the NDA’s nuclear sites over the next 3 years.

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Detailed guide: High Heat Generating Waste (HHGW) Specifications

Detailed guide: High Heat Generating Waste (HHGW) Specifications

The requirements for packaging HHGW

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Detailed guide: Waste Container Guidance

Detailed guide: Waste Container Guidance

Waste Container guidance for standardised waste packages containing Low Heat Generating Waste (LHGW)

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Detailed guide: All Specifications

Detailed guide: All Specifications

All specifications for the packaging of all Higher Activity Waste (HAW)

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Detailed guide: Low Heat Generating Waste (LHGW) Specifications

Detailed guide: Low Heat Generating Waste (LHGW) Specifications

The requirements for packaging LHGW

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Detailed guide: Disposal System Specifications

Detailed guide: Disposal System Specifications

DSS Part A: High Level Requirements and DSS Part B: Technical Specification

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RWM welcomes announcement of first ‘Working Group’

RWM welcomes announcement of first ‘Working Group’

The formation of a Working Group in Copeland is a first step towards safely disposing of higher-activity radioactive waste

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RWM yn croesawu cyhoeddi ‘Gweithgor’ cyntaf

RWM yn croesawu cyhoeddi ‘Gweithgor’ cyntaf

Mae ffurfio Gweithgor yn Copeland yn gam cyntaf tuag at waredu gwastraff ymbelydrol gweithgaredd uwch yn ddiogel yn y tymor hir.

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We need to talk about the elephant in the room

We need to talk about the elephant in the room

It’s time to think about the long-term disposal of our higher activity radioactive waste

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