Managing low level waste

DECC consultation: solid low level waste

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has launched its consultation on an update of the UK Strategy for the Management of Solid Low Level Waste from the Nuclear Industry.

Guidance on Technology Readiness Levels

We are seeking views on a new publication: Guide to Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) which proposes a consistent approach for assessing the readiness of technologies for use on site.

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What we do

We are responsible for the decommissioning and clean-up of the UK’s civil nuclear sites on behalf of the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

We are also responsible for implementing the government’s strategy for:

  • the long-term disposal of nuclear waste in a geological disposal facility
  • implementation of the low-level waste strategy

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Our work

People discussing issues

Engaging people in our work

We seek to openly engage with people to help them understand our work. We develop our strategy in distinct stages, following a consistent process that uses feedback from stakeholders to influence our strategy.

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Managing radioactive waste

Managing waste

We work to ensure our waste management strategy protects people and the environment, now and in the future, complies with Government policies and provides value for money.

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Geological Disposal

Implementing geological disposal

While no sites for a geological disposal facility have currently been selected, Radioactive Waste Management Ltd (RWM) carry out preparatory work to plan and design a geological disposal facility.

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Herdus House, NDA Headquarters

Generating income

We generate revenue from commercial activities such as spent fuel management, as well as from NDA-owned land and property.

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