13 May 2013
Government call for evidence
The Government has issued a “Call for Evidence” to gather views on the Managing Radioactive Waste Safely site selection process.
30 January 2013
Cumbrian Councils vote on the MRWS process
Copeland Borough Council voted in favour of remaining in the MRWS process but Cumbria County Council voted to withdraw.
23 July 2012
DECC publishes second Annual Report on MRWS
The Department for Energy and Climate Change has published its 2nd Annual Report on its Managing Radioactive Waste Safety programme.
09 May 2012
IWM Strategy Development Programme
The NDA has published its Strategy Development Programme for Integrated Waste Management (IWM).
22 December 2011
Review of timescales for geological disposal
We have published a preliminary response to the Minister’s request to review the programme for implementing geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste with a view to bringing the date for first waste emplacement forward from the planned 2040 date to 2029.
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Consultations associated with Geological Disposal
For more information, including responses to consultations, see our consultations section
The following three documents were consulted on in 2008:
Research and Development Strategy to Underpin Geological Disposal of the UK Higher Activity Radioactive Wastes (2009) (2Mb)
This document sets out the research and development (R&D) strategy to support aprogramme for geological disposal of the UK's higher activity radioactive wastes.
Geological Disposal - A Public and Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Strategy July 2009 (500Kb)
This document outlines the aims and objectives of the Strategy and how the NDA proposes to engage and communicate with stakeholders about its work programme on geological disposal.
Geological Disposal - A Strategy for Sustainability Appraisal and Environmental Assessment July 2009 (500Kb)
This document outlines the aims and objectives of the assessments, when and how they would be undertaken in relation to the Managing Radioactive Waste Safely (MRWS) site selection process and how stakeholders will be involved.