Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) have announced the appointment of Lorraine Baldry OBE as Chair of their new Advisory Council. According to RWM, “the Advisory Council will provide expertise, balanced perspective and strategic support to RWM as it moves into a significant phase of its programme to deliver a geological disposal facility. Its members, including experienced leaders from a variety of business, engineering, infrastructure and society backgrounds, will provide vital input to one of the most complex and important long-term projects ever undertaken in the UK.” Lorraine Baldry hails from the Financial Services sector, and is also currently: Chair of the Central London Partnership, a non-profit organisation that focuses on improving the working environment in central London Chair of London & Continental Railways Limited, a property development and land regeneration business within the railway and infrastructure sectors Chair of Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust Limited Independent Non-Executive Director at Thames Water She is an Honorary Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a Past President of the British Property Federation, and was previously Chairman of the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation.
GDF Watch 10th Feb 2018 read more »
On the 23rd January 2018 the Swedish Environment Court gave the thumbs down to the Swedish equivalent (SKB) of the UK’s quango Radioactive Waste Management (RWM previously Managing Radioactive Wastes Safely previously NIREX) tasked with implementing Geological Dumping of nuclear wastes. The Swedish court said it could not recommend that their Government agree the application for a Geological Disposal Facility (Nuclear Underground Dump) unless and until the industry can prove that the copper capsules that would contain the spent nuclear fuels would not leak. Sweden and Finland are regularly put forward by RWM and the UK Government as the fore-runners of the ‘international consensus’ on deep waste repositories. Radiation Free Lakeland have sent a letter of thanks to the Swedish Court and a request to the Environment and Justice Ministers of Sweden that the Courts findings are upheld. We urge our own UK government to abandon the dishonest and dangerous plan for “Implementation” of Geological Disposal.
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