Working In Partnership


This page contains videos and downloadable resources about a UK Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) that you might find useful.

You can find further help and advice on these independent  regulators’ websites:

Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)

the Environment Agency (EA)

Our work is also scrutinised by the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management, (CoRWM).

An illustrative example of GDF

What is a GDF?

There is international consensus that the safest permanent solution to manage higher activity radioactive waste is geological disposal, which involves putting the waste in a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) beneath several hundred metres of solid rock.

The benefits of a GDF

Having a GDF in the UK will create jobs and guaranteed investment for the host community.

How we work together

The process of finding a site for a GDF is consent-based; communities will be able to work in partnership with us, so that people will have the opportunity to create a future that works for them.

GDF information

Please explore the documents below for further information on geological disposal.

GDF resources, by topic

The video links, blogs and downloadable materials below address the main GDF topics.

GDF, explained

Check back here to learn more about a GDF via interactive e-learning modules