O fewn RWM mae yna is-grwpiau a thimau gwahanol. Dwi’n ffisegydd siartredig, a fy ngwaith i yw dangos na fydd Cyfleuster Gwaredu Daearegol (GDF) yn achosi niwed i bobl na'r amgylchedd. Mae gwaredu daearegol yn cynnwys ynysu a gosod gwastraff ymbelydrol mewn daeargelloedd a thwneli, yn ddwfn o dan ddaear, rhwng 200m a 1000m o dan yr wyneb. Mae hyn yn atal ymbelydredd rhag cyrraedd yr wyneb mewn lefelau a allai achosi niwed. Caiff gwastraff ymbelydrol solet ei becynnu mewn cynwysyddion diogel sydd wedi’u peiriannu, a wneir fel arfer o fetel neu goncrid, a'u gosod mewn ffurfiant creigiau sefydlog, gyda'r cynwysyddion wedi'u hamgylchynu gan glai neu sment. Gelwir hyn yn ddull aml-rwystr.
Research and development
Lucy Bailey is a chartered physicist working for Radioactive Waste Management, and it’s her job to show that a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) will not cause any harm to people or the environment. Geological disposal involves isolating and containing radioactive waste in sealed vaults and tunnels deep underground, between 200 m and 1000 m below the surface. This prevents radioactivity from ever reaching the surface in levels that could cause harm.
Nucleargraduate Heather Patterson was impressed by the expertise of budding nuclear specialists who attended a recent event for PhD students in Manchester.
NDA Research Manager Yvonne Morris looks back on a conference that attracted more than 100 people to share ideas and progress on the latest research activities in nuclear decommissioning. The annual Nuclear Frontiers conference has taken place for the last …
NDA Head of Technology Melanie Brownridge is inspired by the promising innovative ideas now being explored in the £8.5 million competition to find new ways of dealing with problematic, highly radioactive nuclear facilities.
Mae Jonathan Turner yn rhannu ei brofiadau o ymweliad â rhai o gyfleusterau gwastraff ymbelydrol Sweden. Yn dilyn hyn mae sesiwn gyfweld fer gyda Kaj Ahlbom, daearegwr sydd wedi bod yn rhan o’r rhaglen dewis ac archwilio safleoedd yn Sweden am 25 o flynyddoedd.
Jonathan Turner shares his experiences from a visit to some of Sweden’s radioactive waste facilities. This is followed by a short interview session with Kaj Ahlbom, a geologist who has been involved for 25 years in the Swedish site selection and site investigation programme.
NDA Research Manager Rick Short reflects on a conference exploring how satellite and space technologies can be applied to the UK’s earth-bound economy even potentially aiding nuclear decommissioning.
As many of you know, hundreds of suppliers and industry specialists recently made their way to Manchester for the 7th NDA Estate Supply Chain Event. It was an incredibly busy day with a packed agenda, including the presentation of our prestigious Supply Chain Awards and keynote speeches from our CEO and Rear Admiral Keith Beckett.
After months in planning, one of the most important weeks in our calendar has finally arrived… on Thursday 2 November we will open doors at Event City in Manchester and welcome over 1,600 people to one of the sector’s biggest networking and knowledge sharing events - the NDA Supply Chain Event.