Implementing geological disposal: annual report, April 2016 to March 2017. Seventh annual report explaining the background to the Geological Disposal Programme and covering progress between April 2016 and March 2017.
BEIS 25th Jan 2018 read more »
The Nuclear Industry Association has welcomed the launch of new consultations on finding a site to store the UK’s radioactive waste. The government has launched a consultation on the planning process needed to deliver a geological disposal facility (GDF) for nuclear waste, and a second on how it will engage with communities in areas of the UK that may be interested in hosting it. Copeland has previously put itself forward as a host community for GDF, but the process came to an abrupt halt in January 2013 when Cumbria County Council voted not to proceed. The new search for a site is expected to begin this year, after the results of the two 12-week consultations have been digested and formal processes agreed by ministers. Planning consent will only be given to sites which have local support, the government has confirmed.
In Cumbria 27th Jan 2018 read more »
The UK government has launched a consultation to decide on an underground location in which to place a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) where it can store its nuclear waste.
Engineering & Technology 26th Jan 2018 read more »