About us

Our mission is to deliver a geological disposal facility and provide radioactive waste management solutions. We are engaging with communities to inform our work.

Our commitment

RWM is engaging in discussions to help build understanding of geological disposal and the process to identify a site for a UK geological disposal facility.

Who we are

We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), which is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Our objectives

Our 2020-21 key activities are:

  • Implement government policy on geological disposal of higher activity waste

  • Work proactively with waste producers to plan for and deliver waste management solutions

  • Deliver a robust Technical Programme to support the GDF programme and waste management

  • Develop RWM into a high performing delivery organisation

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Our strategies and corporate reports

A Permanent Solution for Higher-Activity Radioactive Waste (PDF, 5.94MB, 11 pages) sets out the importance of taking responsibility for and dealing with the UK’s higher-activity radioactive waste as the right thing to do for future generations. It explains our approach for delivering a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) in the UK.

The report is also available in Welsh: A Permanent Solution for Higher Activity Radioactive Waste (Welsh Language) (PDF, 5.98MB, 11 pages)

Alongside this report we have published our Annual Review 2019-20 (PDF, 6.29MB, 24 pages), which includes our Business Plan 2020-23 Annex (PDF, 3.19MB, 11 pages), and sets out progress on delivering RWM’s mission and plans for the future.

Annual Review 2019-20

Business Plan 2020-23 Annex

These reports are also available in Welsh: Annual Review 2019-20 (Welsh Language) (PDF, 6.26MB, 24 pages) Business Plan 2020-23 Annex (Welsh Language) (PDF, 3.07MB, 11 pages)

Information for communities

In support of Government policy on geological disposal, RWM has published information for communities including:

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Issues management

If you have an issue that you would like to raise that relates to implementing geological disposal. See our issues register

Technical reports

While RWM corporate reports are available on this website, some technical publications and commissioned research prepared by third parties are available from our document library.

Archive materials

All content from our previous website, published prior to joining GOV.UK, is available in The National Archive.

Contacting us

To contact us about any aspects of our work, email us at gdfenquiries@nda.gov.uk

Corporate information

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Jobs and contracts

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