NDA would like to make you aware that the Government has issued
a "Call for Evidence" to gather views on the Managing
Radioactive Waste Safely site selection process.
is seeking views, particularly from those who have been engaged
in (or have been interested observers of) the process to date. The
responses to the "Call for Evidence" will inform a consultation
which is planned to take place later in the year.
policy for the long-term management of the UK's higher activity
radioactive waste is geological disposal with the NDA being responsible
for its implementation. In 2008 the Managing Radioactive Waste Safely
(MRWS) White Paper was published which outlined the framework for
implementing geological disposal and set out Government's preferred
approach to site-selection based on the principles of voluntarism
remains firmly committed to geological disposal as the right policy
for the long term, safe and secure, management of higher activity
line with Secretary of State Edward Davey's written Ministerial
statement of 31 January 2013, Government has been considering what
lessons can be learned from the experiences of the MRWS programme
in west Cumbria and elsewhere. The "Call for Evidence"
is the next stage in that process.