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Geological disposal: scrutiny of Radioactive Waste Management's work

Documents about regulatory scrutiny of Radioactive Waste Management's (RWM's) work relating to geological disposal of radioactive waste.

The Environment Agency and the Office for Nuclear Regulation have established agreements with RWM. These are to review and scrutinise its work to:

  • implement geological disposal
  • develop a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) to dispose of higher activity radioactive waste

The scrutiny will:

  • help RWM progress development of a GDF and the associated safety cases
  • inform preparation of any necessary applications for licences or permits

The work will also inform the regulators’ decision-making throughout this process.

More information

Contact us

For more information email the Environment Agency at geological.disposal@environment-agency.gov.uk.

Annual reports

Summaries of the work carried out under the Environment Agency’s and Office for Nuclear Regulation’s joint scrutiny programme.

  1. Scrutiny of Radioactive Waste Management: annual report 2016 to 2017
  2. Scrutiny of Radioactive Waste Management: annual report 2015 to 2016
  3. Regulatory scrutiny of Radioactive Waste Management Limited’s work on geological disposal
  4. Regulatory scrutiny of the Radioactive Waste Management Directorate's work on geological disposal
  5. Regulatory scrutiny of the Radioactive Waste Management Directorate's work relating to geological disposal of radioactive waste
  6. Radioactive Waste Management Directorate annual review 2009 to 2010
  7. Radioactive Waste Management Directorate annual review 2008 to 2009

Regulatory scrutiny reports

Reports about:

  • the regulators’ inspection of RWM’s provision of disposability assessment and waste packaging advice
  • a review of its generic disposal system safety case
  • reviews of its work in developing organisational management arrangements

Technical review programme reports

Technical reviews of research and development by Radioactive Waste Management Limited on topics relating to environmental performance of future geological disposal facilities.

Evidence reports

Technical studies about geological disposal of radioactive waste.

Published 1 December 2013
Last updated 23 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Removed Issues Resolution Process group. Regulatory issues or regulatory observations are now listed in the annual reports.
  2. New report published: Scrutiny of Radioactive Waste Management, annual report 2016 to 2017.
  3. New page added to the collection - The early stages of implementing geological disposal: regulatory use of geoscientific information.
  4. New report: Scrutiny of Radioactive Waste Management, annual report 2015 to 2016.
  5. New document added to the 'Annual reports' section: Regulatory scrutiny of Radioactive Waste Management Limited’s work on geological disposal of radioactive waste: biennial report: April 2013 to March 2015.
  6. First published.