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Waste management

The science behind long-term safety of a GDF

Geological Timeline

Because higher-activity radioactive waste will remain hazardous to human health for a long time, potentially beyond the next Ice Age, disposing of it safely is both a social responsibility and a unique scientific challenge. All around the world, it’s agreed …

What radioactive waste actually looks like

radioactive waste immobilised in polymer

When you hear the term “radioactive waste”, what images come to mind? Radioactive waste actually comes in many different shapes and sizes. But despite what certain TV programmes would have you believe, one thing it definitely doesn’t look like is …

We welcome interest from smaller businesses and nuclear newcomers

Sellafield worker in protective suit next to robot cutting up waste

Sellafield’s Higher Activity Waste Disposability Lead Hilary Royston-Bishop was encouraged by the high level of interest in a recent webinar for organisations interested in the £3.9 million competition seeking new ways to sort and segregate nuclear waste.