Radioactive waste

Building a stronger NDA Group with relentless focus on nuclear clean-up

David Peattie: "Changes to the way we work and manage ourselves will be the most significant since our organisation was created in 2005."

As our Annual Report and Accounts for 2017 to 2018 are published, David Peattie, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, looks back over a year of progress and reflects on the learning that will transform the NDA into a stronger organisation, in the best possible shape to face challenges of the future.

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.

Finishing line in sight for research students

Student posters on display

NDA Research Manager Rick Short reflects on a two-day technical conference that brought together 100-plus industry representatives, PhD researchers, academics from the UK and overseas scientists – all committed to shedding new light on some long-standing complexities associated with nuclear decommissioning.