Published: 5th Nov 2020

A working group in Copeland has been launched to examine whether it could be a suitable location for a geological disposal facility (GDF) for radioactive waste. In a statement, Copeland Borough Council said establishing a Working Group is just the starting point for engaging with the community in a process that will take several years. The group will engage citizens across the community to begin to understand their views, identify and propose an area for further consideration in the search for potentially suitable sites and a willing host community. Members of the group include an independent chair along with representatives from the three interested parties, RWM and Copeland Borough Council. Other groups and bodies could be invited to join, including representatives from the Cumbria Association of Local Councils (CALC). The geographical area to be discussed will initially cover the whole of Copeland borough, but would exclude the Lake District National … (To read the full article, subscribe below)