Our work

All our work is intended to help achieve an overall outcome, namely:

‘That policy, strategy and practice for all nuclear waste and legacy issues has the interests of local authorities as a central concern, leading to the best possible outcomes for the communities they serve.’

To help meet this outcome, we work in a number of specific areas, namely to:

  • participate in the Managing Radioactive Waste Safely (MRWS) process intended to deliver a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) for higher activity radioactive wastes;
  • engage with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to help shape policy and strategy for, and with Site Licence Companies to help shape delivery of, the national decommissioning mission, and feedback developments in waste policy to our members;
  • contribute to ongoing work on Low Level Waste (LLW) policy and implementation;
  • work with Government, the NDA and others to develop a clear and consistent approach to community benefits for those areas affected by waste and legacy management issues;
  • consider the legacy impacts of waste arisings from any new nuclear programme and the requirements for safety and resilience;
  • advise MOD on the Submarine Decommissioning Programme; and
  • respond to consultations and engage in other work to support our overall outcome


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