Guidance

The Siting Process for a Geological Disposal Facility

Essential information for Welsh communities on how to get involved

Documents

Introduction to Geological Disposal

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Community Guidance for Wales

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Site Evaluation for Wales - A Public Consultation

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Details

Geological disposal is one of the UK’s largest ever environmental protection projects, which will provide a safe and secure long-term solution for the disposal of higher activity radioactive waste.

We have now started the process to find a site for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) for radioactive waste in the UK.

In support of the Welsh Government’s policy announcement, RWM has published information for communities including:

  • Introduction to Geological Disposal - An overview into our mission to deal with radioactive waste
  • Community Guidance - How we will work with communities in Wales
  • National Geological Screening for a GDF. This provides a high level summary of the geological information which is relevant to the safety of a GDF.

In addition, we have also launched a consultation on how we will evaluate sites in Wales:

Communities will be right at the heart of the siting process for a GDF and a facility will be built where both a suitable site AND a willing community are selected.

If you want to learn more about GDF and the role of communities in the siting process, please get in touch by emailing gdfenquiries@nda.gov.uk and one of our team will get back to you.

Go to Communities and GDF (English)

Go to Communities and GDF (Welsh)

Go to geological disposal homepage

Published 16 January 2019