SITE INVESTIGATION

Studies to assess potential nuclear waste site suitability underway

Nuclear Waste Services (NWS), a part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group, which is the non-departmental public body responsible for the clean-up of historical nuclear sites, has begun a wide range of studies to evaluate sites that could be suitable to host a geological disposal facility (GDF) safely and securely in the UK.

 An illustrative example of a geological disposal facility’s vaults and tunnels built in deep geology under the sea bed

An illustrative example of a geological disposal facility’s vaults and tunnels built in deep geology under the sea bed

The studies will be conducted over a number of years to help ensure a GDF can be constructed, operated, and closed safely and securely. Each potential location will be assessed against a number of siting...

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