Corporate report

Regulatory scrutiny of Radioactive Waste Management Limited’s work on geological disposal

Summary of work carried out by the Environment Agency and the Office for Nuclear Regulation to scrutinise the work of Radioactive Waste Management Limited (RWM).


Regulatory scrutiny of RWM's work on geological disposal of radioactive waste: biennial report April 2013 to March 2015

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This is a joint publication by the nuclear regulators to inform others about their oversight of RWM’s work related to geological disposal of radioactive waste.

The nuclear regulators have agreements with RWM to provide regulatory advice in relation to implementing geological disposal.

This report explains what the regulators looked at and the main comments provided to RWM. It also highlights areas for RWM to improve.

The regulators are working together to make sure that any future facility will meet their required high standards for environmental protection, safety, security, radioactive waste transportation and safeguards.

For more information email the Environment Agency at

Published 16 September 2015