About the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency
The Australian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARWA) is Australia’s radioactive waste management organisation.
The agency sits within our department, and will later become a non-corporate Commonwealth entity based in Adelaide, South Australia.
Our role and responsibilities
The agency was established on 21 July 2020 to:
- manage Australia’s radioactive waste in line with domestic and international regulations
- deliver and operate Australia’s National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (NRWMF)
- facilitate communication between government, industry, stakeholders and local communities
- centralise best practice and knowledge about radioactive waste management, including developing a disposal pathway for intermediate level waste
The agency will manage the full life-cycle of the NRWMF:
- waste management, storage and disposal
- research and development
- decommissioning and closure
- View news and media
- Read about ARWA’s work to establish the facility
- See previous work by the taskforce to select a site for the facility
- Consultative committees are continuing to advise ARWA about the site for a limited time
Connect with us
Subscribe to our newsletter.
- Email email@example.com
- Phone 13 28 46
- Write to us at: Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources; Australian Radioactive Waste Agency, GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601
Last updated: 1 April 2021
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