Geological disposal

Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) is responsible for planning and delivering geological disposal of radioactive waste in the UK.

Our vision is to create a safer future by managing radioactive waste effectively, to protect people and the environment.

Read our stories about the progress we’re making, as scientists, engineers and community engagement specialists work together to deliver the first Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) in the UK.

Making a case for the safety of a Geological Disposal Facility

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.

Yn Sweden, mae’r creigiau wedi siarad

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.

In Sweden, the rocks have spoken

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.