Last night I submitted my latest (of dozens) of responses to a Government or nuclear industry sector public consultation on nuclear policy, this time on the flawed machinations of trying to find site or sites where nuclear waste can be disposed of. I strongly complained that previous submissions had been entirely ignored, which had reduced the incentive to commit to researching and preparing detailed submission this time. The same complaint was included in the Cumbria Trust submission, which asserted: “BEIS and its predecessors have a track record of issuing consultation documents and choosing to ignore responses that go against their preconceived plans.” My own submission was very short, but appended the very long evidence I submitted year ago, which was ignored, with the demand it be heeded this time.
David Lowry’s Blog 1st April 2019 read more »
The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) has submitted its comments of the Radioactive Waste Management’s (RWM) ‘Site Evaluation’ criteria. These criteria are supposed to assist RWM in the process to deliver a suitable site for a deep underground radioactive waste repository should prospective volunteer communities / Councils interested come forward. The RWM consultation has been mired in two parallel processes that have led to considerable concern and even anger expressed by a number of Councils, particularly in Wales and Northern Ireland – these include a letter from the UK Government that has gone to all Councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland seeking ‘expressions of interest’ in taking part in a process to find a volunteer location for a deep underground repository; and RWM placing downloadable films on their website considering the regions of the three nations and generic geology that may be suitable for such a facility. A number of Councils, such as Newry, Mourne and Down and Fermanagh and Omagh Council in Northern Ireland, and Swansea, Ceredigion and Powys County Councils in Wales, have passed resolutions expressing their opposition to such a development in their or neighbouring areas.
NFLA 1st April 2019 read more »
Great News that following our complaints, Cyclife have withdrawn their application to the Environment Agency to INCREASE Radioactive Liquid Discharge to the Drains at Lillyhall. Now we just have to find out exactly WHERE they are dumping/incinerating their radioactive liquids and solid wastes. This is an ongoing scandal – it is “Decommissioning” in action!
Radiation Free Lakeland 2nd April 2019 read more »
First Minister Questions: “No talks, no sites identified” regarding nuclear waste burial – Wrexham could rule itself out as site.
Wrexham.com 3rd April 2019 read more »