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Regulatory scrutiny of the Radioactive Waste Management Directorate's work relating to geological disposal of radioactive waste

Summary of examination of the Radioactive Waste Management Directorate's (RWMD) work to implement geological disposal, April 2010 to March 2012.

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Regulatory scrutiny of NDA/RWMD's work relating to geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste - Review 2010/2011/2012

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A joint publication by the Environment Agency and the Office for Nuclear Regulation..

It provides a summary of the work carried out between April 2010 and March 2012 to scrutinise and advise on the work of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, RWMD, relating to implementing geological disposal for higher activity radioactive waste.

This includes work to oversee RWMD’s Letter of Compliance process through which it provides waste packaging advice to nuclear site operators. We explain what we looked at, our key messages to RWMD to the end of the reporting period (March 2012), and our planned work areas for 2012 to 2013. We provided RWMD with a pre-publication version of this document for comment on factual accuracy.