Office for Nuclear Regulation

Category: Nuclear waste

Sellafield complies with scaffold fall Improvement Notice

July 6, 2022 - Dutyholder takes action after scaffolding fall


‘Bulk quantities’ interpretation confirmed for Geological Disposal Facilities

December 16, 2021 - Position statement on the interpretation of ‘bulk quantities’


Launch of ‘bulk quantities’ consultation

November 19, 2020 - Views sought on how we will interpret ‘bulk quantities’


Joint EA and ONR regulatory scrutiny and engagement report published

October 30, 2019 - Report summarises our work relating to a GDF


National Policy Statement on Geological Disposal designated by minister

October 18, 2019 - Government designates GDF National Policy Statement


Implementing geological disposal: progress report, April 2017 to April 2019

June 27, 2019 - The Government has published its annual report to Parliament.


Geological Disposal – Written Ministerial Statement

December 20, 2018 - Response to Government announcement


Report on a joint ONR-SEPA inspection of RWM’s disposability assessment process for the management of HAW in Scotland

October 17, 2017 -


Joint Regulators’ Statement of Common Understanding: Disposal of radioactive waste on nuclear sites by deposit or burial

November 23, 2016 -


BBC Panorama Sellafield documentary

September 5, 2016 - ONR response to BBC documentary