Geological Disposal Implementation Board

The Geological Disposal Implementation Board (GDIB) oversees the programme to dispose of geological higher activity radioactive waste.

Role of the group

The government is committed to geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste, coupled with safe and secure interim storage and a geological disposal facility siting process based on voluntarism and partnership.

The GDIB, chaired by the minister of energy, provides senior level oversight of the implementation programme as well as enabling stakeholders to provide input to, or to have observation of, the programme.

The board meets 2 to 3 times per year and provides increased visibility of the programme and make clear programme responsibilities and accountabilities. It facilitates dialogue in order to:

  • advise government on the successful implementation of geological disposal for higher activity radioactive wastes
  • foster better shared understanding of the issues involved as the programme develops and moves forwards
  • ensure DECC is aware of the views of key stakeholders on the geological disposal implementation programme
  • bring challenge and hold DECC to account for delivery of its programme of work set out in the Managing Radioactive Waste Safely White Paper 2008 and now reported on annually to Parliament


11 July, 2012: minutes

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