Executive members of the council have voted to be “at the discussion table” when it comes to geological disposal of nuclear waste in Allerdale. Allerdale Borough Council’s Executive met on Wednesday to decide whether the authority should participate in a Community Partnership. A Community Partnership formed between the council and Radioactive Waste Management would consider the possibility of siting a geological disposal facility in Allerdale. The partnership’s work would involve consulting the public on GDF and what it means for the people of Allerdale. Executive members were unanimously in favour of joining a Community Partnership but promised to take into account a petition signed by almost a third of the Gilcrux parish – which is within the Search Area.
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The man at the helm of a working group examining plans to build a nuclear waste storage site off the Lincolnshire Coast could earn more than £100,000 in a year. Former Labour Nottingham City Council leader Jon Collins was selected to chair the working group into the Theddlethorpe Geological Disposal Facility in October. Now a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Christopher Gibbons has revealed how much he will be paid for his role. The FOI said: “The independent chair […] is paid a day rate of £1,000. The amount paid depends on the number of days worked which is estimated at two days per week.”
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A statement from the Guardians Of The East Coast (GOTEC) said: “Such a salary calls into question the whole notion of Jon Collins’ independence.
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