Copeland Council’s executive has voted to “open up discussions” on the possibility of building an underground nuclear waste repository in the borough – though not in the Lake District. The council’s leadership voted yesterday to begin discussions with Radioactive Waste Management (RWM), with a view towards setting up a working group to explore the prospect of an underground facility – a geological disposal facility (GDF) – being constructed in the borough. One red line agreed upon by the Copeland executive was that no consideration of siting the underground repository anywhere in the Lake District National Park should take place. While the Lake District is, for the Copeland executive, off the table, the inshore area up to 22.5 nautical miles off the coast of Copeland will form part of the scope of further exploration.
Whitehaven News 23rd July 2020 read more »
Deep Isolation has signed a long-term cooperation and licensing agreement with NAC International to design, manufacture and supply canisters to store and/or dispose of nuclear waste in deep horizontal boreholes. The agreement follows a short-term memorandum of understanding the two companies signed last year.
World Nuclear News 22nd July 2020 read more »