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Civil Eng News Aug 2020

Big Interview | Radioactive Waste Management’s John Corderoy on building the UK’s nuclear waste store

Decommissioning some of the UK’s oldest nuclear power sites is one of the largest environmental restoration programmes in Europe.

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is tasked with delivering safe and sustainable solutions to the challenge of nuclear clean-up and waste management.

One way to do this is to construct a geological disposal facility (GDF) to contain the UK’s most radioactive waste in underground vaults and tunnels.

John Corderoy is responsible for delivering this new facility. This means identifying a suitable location and obtaining planning permission, as well as procuring the necessary civil engineering work.

Read full New Civil Engineer interview here