Response to 2nd Consultation Document from CORWM: How Should the UK Manage Radioactive Waste?

The Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CORWM) has been appointed by the UK Government and the devolved administrations for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to review the potential options for managing UK radioactive wastes and recommend an option, or combination of options, that will protect people and the environment.

In April 2005, CORWM issued a 2nd consultation document as part of its programme of public and stakeholder engagement requesting feedback on:

  • CORWM's proposed short-list of waste management options;
  • CORWM's proposed process and criteria for assessing the short-listed options; and
  • What matters to the public and stakeholders about the way in which the options CORWM will recommend should be implemented.

As a leading radioactive waste consultancy, Quintessa has submitted a response to the consultation with aim of helping the Government to develop a well-founded, robust and coherent basis for the long-term management and disposal of radioactive wastes. To download a PDF file of Quintessa's response, please click here.