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Our role in geological disposal
Our Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) has responsibility for planning and implementing a geological disposal facility (GDF). Government policy states that the siting of a GDF will be based on a voluntarism and partnership. Our approach is to work with others to achieve this.
For more information on the framework for implementing geological disposal see:
The UK has been producing radioactive waste since the 1940s and over the years there have been various initiatives to deal with these materials.
|Steps towards implementation||
We describe the preparatory work that we have undertaken so far and the planning of our future work programme.
|Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)||
Video responses to frequently asked questions related to geological disposal of radioactive waste:
|Work of the Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD)||
RWMD will be responsible for the programme that delivers the geological disposal facility (GDF).
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