Dr Rachel Western

Letter to Geoffrey Podger

Letter to Geoffrey Podger, Chief Executive of the Health & Safety Executive, regarding comments made by the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (NII) representative at  the Cumbria County Council Planning Hearing of November 2008, which  misrepresented the position of the NII, with … Continue reading

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NDA & ‘Credibility of Evidence Base’

For the Autumn 2008 Waste Planning Hearing into the Waste Framework to be adopted by Cumbria County Council, the Inspector had requested evidence concerning whether the proposed approach to radioactive wastes was based on a “robust and credible evidence base”. … Continue reading

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NII & Incorrect Evidence to Waste Planning Hearing

At the November 2008 Cumbria County Council Planning Hearing into their Framework for Wastes, Rachel Western referred to the July 2008 NII Newsletter, to show that: the NII required ‘urgent’ measures to be carried out to address problems with waste … Continue reading

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Performance of CoRWM

In this document Rachel Western argues that the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) is not acting responsibly – for it is telling the Government what it wants to hear – and not what it needs to hear. Thus although … Continue reading

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Environment Agency one in a million consultation

Dr Rachel Western’s response to the Environment Agency consultation on guidance to the nuclear industry on what criteria they would need to meet to be given permission to dispose of nuclear waste – the so-called Guidance on Requirements for Authorisation … Continue reading

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Longevity of ILW Packages

Thousands of containers of lethal nuclear waste are likely to fail before being safely sealed away underground according to an Environment Agency report published in August 2008. This prompted the chair of the first Committee on Radioactive waste Management Professor … Continue reading

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