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Prof Smythe’s response to Dr Dearlove

Professor David Smythe has written a response to a letter submitted to the West Cumbria Managing Radioactive Waste Partnership by the Dr J Dearlove on 13th May 2011. His letter is a commentary on Prof. Smythe’s critique: “Why a deep nuclear … Continue reading

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Nirex Inquiry Inspector’s Report

Over 66 days between 5 September 1995 and 1 February 1996 a public inquiry was held at The Civic Hall, Cleator Moor, Cumbria into an appeal by United Kingdom Nirex Limited against the refusal by Cumbria County Council to grant planning … Continue reading

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Why was Sellafield rejected as a disposal site for radioactive waste?

March 17th 1997 may be remembered by most people in Britain for the announcement of the general election. But for the nuclear industry, this was the day that their waste disposal plans fell apart. A planning Inspector and his team … Continue reading

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Why a deep nuclear waste repository should not be sited in Cumbria: A Geological Review

In February 2011, the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) wrote to the West Cumbrian Managing Radioactive Waste Safely Partnership to assert that there was no basis for the views expressed by Professor David Smythe regarding the unsuitability of West Cumbria. … Continue reading

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Rock Solid? A scientific review.

Rock Solid? A scientific review of geological disposal of high-level radioactive waste, by Dr Helen Wallace, Greenpeace International 15th September 2011. Worldwide, thirteen countries are actively pursuing long-term waste management programmes for high-level radioactive wastes resulting from nuclear electricity generation, … Continue reading

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EU and US scientists discuss nuclear waste management

While in the US the Obama administration has said it will abandon the nuclear waste disposal project at Yucca Mountain and has set up a “blue-ribbon” commission on America’s future management of nuclear waste, in Europe, two countries (Sweden and … Continue reading

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Nuclear Waste: an outstanding problem

A presentation by the late Hugh Richards about whether a geological repository will be extendable to take spent fuel from new reactors. Richards deals particularly with the heat output from high burn-up spent fuel and the increased size of the … Continue reading

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