CoRWM position papers and document archive

CoRWM position papers and archive provide our published views on specific topics of interest to our stakeholders.

CoRWM regularly publishes Position Papers giving its view, at the time of publication, on key topics that are of relevance to its stakeholders.

The topics cover a range of activities, for example, responses to government consultations on radioactive waste management policy. They are also formed from other areas that are of particular interest and about which we receive regular enquiries.

The papers provide information, references and resources on these topics, so that you can pursue the subject in greater depth.

We welcome your comments on the Position Papers, including suggestions for future topics: please contact

The most up-to-date Position Papers are listed below. You can find past position papers and other CoRWM documents by visiting the CoRWM document archive on the National Archives Discovery. We have also developed a CoRWM document register that can be searched for topics of interest.

Position papers

Published 1 November 2018
Last updated 1 August 2023 + show all updates
  1. Added UK uranium inventory, management and disposal options: CoRWM position paper.

  2. Policy, legal and regulatory issues for a geological disposal facility (GDF) and associated radioactive waste management issues: new CoRWM position paper added.

  3. Links added to archived papers.

  4. Deep borehole disposal: CoRWM position paper added.

  5. First published.