Background to CoRWM
In 2003 Government set up CoRWM to consider how to manage the UK’s higher activity radioactive waste in the long term, protecting people and the environment.
In July 2006 CoRWM reported to Government recommending:
- Geological disposal is the best available long term solution
- Safe and secure interim storage is needed in the meantime
- Further research & development is needed
Government accepted the recommendations and in 2008 published its Managing Radioactive Waste Safely White Paper $$ setting out the way forward for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
More information: History of CoRWM
We provide independent scrutiny and advice to the UK governments on the long term management of higher activity radioactive wastes.
Who we report to
We report to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of Environment in Northern Ireland
Who we are
Our 13 members are experts in different aspects of radioactive waste management. We are all independent from Government. More information about us: Committee Members.
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