Radioactive waste is stored in a surface facility at the Sellafield site. There are also decentralised storage facilities at more than 30 other sites.
Low- and intermediate-level waste has been disposed of in near-surface facilities at Dounreay since 1957 and at Drigg since 1959.
High-level waste and spent fuel will be disposed of in geological repositories. The waste management strategy was defined by the government in 2008 and the site selection process is currently underway, based on voluntary applications from potential siting communities.
Photographs available at e.g. www.sellafieldsites.com.