Pete Wilkinson

Doubts over Geological Repository

Experts believe that gases generated by metal corrosion and degradation of organic waste would be likely to accumulate within a geological repository. The main gases produced would be hydrogen, carbon dioxide and methane. It is thought these could contain radioactive … Continue reading

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Letter to Independent on Sunday

We are puzzled by Professor Gordon MacKerron’s view that, in the light of the Environment Agency’s research, we should dispose of waste as quickly as possible (“Nuclear waste containers likely to fail”, 24 August). There are two important differences between … Continue reading

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Government ignores CoRWM recommendations

Former Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) member, Pete Wilkinson, argues in this Guardian artcle that a year after CoRWM’s report, the government is still ignoring the advice from its own committee. It has eagerly accepted what it sees as the … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Note

A cautionary note from Pete Wilkson to other members of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management in April 2006, in which he highlights areas of concern just prior to the publication of CoRWM’s final recommendations. He expresses concern that the … Continue reading

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