Learn about the UK's mission to deal with radioactive waste
Nuclear technology has been a part of our lives for over 60 years and is used in power generation, industry, medicine and defence. Today, nuclear energy provides almost a fifth of the UK’s electricity. These activities have created radioactive waste which we need to manage safely.
With a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) the waste will be put hundreds of metres deep underground. A GDF is internationally recognised as the safest long-term solution; having one in the UK will create jobs and guaranteed investment for the host community.