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An independent organization (the Nuclear Industry Radioactive Waste Executive) that was set up in the UK in 1982 to research, develop, and operate radioactive waste disposal facilities on behalf of the nuclear power industry. In 1985 it became a limited company whose mission is ‘to provide the UK with safe, environmentally sound and publicly acceptable options for the long‐term management of radioactive materials’. It advises the UK government and industry.

Subjects: Environmental Science.

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