In her own words: introducing our Chief Scientific Adviser, Posted by: Cherry Tweed – Chief Scientific Officer at Radioactive Waste Management. I started as Chief Scientific Adviser for Radioactive Waste Management in 2011, but I first began working on the UK’s geological disposal programme when it was just starting in the mid-1980s. At the time, I was working in computer programming, and the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) was setting up a research group on geological disposal. I think the earliest paper on geological disposal was from the US Academy of Sciences back in the mid-1950s. At that time, most of the focus in the nuclear field was on power generation or weapons manufacture – it was the height of the Cold War, after all. Little attention was given to the long-term management of the resulting waste.
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