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Regulators Scrutiny of RWMD Work on Geological Disposal

In May 2013 the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency published the latest summary of their ongoing scrutiny of the work of the NDA’s Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD). The summary covers the period April 2010 to March … Continue reading

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Speech by leader of Cumbria County Council 30th January 2013

On 30th January 2013 Cumbria County Council rejected Government plans to undertake preliminary work on finding a site for an underground radioactive waste geological disposal facility in the County. This is gthe speech made by Councillor Eddie Martin, leader of the Council … Continue reading

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Government publishes MRWS Annual Report 28/06/11

The Government today published the first annual report of its Managing Radioactive Waste Safely Programme. The programme is focused on implementing the long-term geological disposal of our higher activity radioactive waste. Alongside this, the Government published a consultation on how … Continue reading

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Do we want Cumbria to be the UK’s nuclear dump? 22/06/11

The issue about whether Cumbria should host the UK’s nuclear dump was debated enthusiastically at a public meeting in Whitehaven at the end of June 2011. It was organised by West Cumbria Managing Radioactive Waste Safely Partnership, an advisory body … Continue reading

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Retrievability & Reversibility 17/06/11

When the Scottish Government published its Higher Activity Radioactive Waste Policy is January 2011, it also published a series of additional documents. One of these documents – on Retrievability and Reversibility – was outstanding. This was finally published in June … Continue reading

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West Cumbrian Geology Unsuitable 16/06/11

The West Cumbrian Managing Radioactive Waste Safely (MRWS) Partnership has organised a geology seminar to take place in Whitehaven on June 20 concerning proposals to dispose of higher activity radioactive wastes in West Cumbria. The announcement states that I declined … Continue reading

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Kings Cliffe Fight Continues 15/06/11

RESIDENTS fighting plans to dump radioactive waste at a landfill site are considering their next campaign move. The step comes after waste handling firm Augean secured government approval for its plans to dump low-level nuclear waste at its landfill site … Continue reading

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Nuclear Waste Jobs 26/05/11

AN average of 550 jobs generating £3 billion worth of wages over 140 years will come to any area which can take a deep nuclear waste repository. A study by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has illustrated the employment and … Continue reading

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Kings Cliff Dump Go-ahead 25/05/11

Plans for low-level radioactive waste disposal at a landfill site in Northamptonshire have been given the go-ahead by the government. The decision for Kings Cliffe near Peterborough follows a two-year stand-off between the hazardous waste company Augean and campaigners. Some … Continue reading

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Canadian Waste Still Coming 21/05/11

Bruce Power still plans to ship nuclear generators to Sweden via the Great Lakes. Officials at the Owen Sound, Ontario, plant just don’t know when that’s going to happen. For now, things are on hold.  David Ullrich, executive director of … Continue reading

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Swedish town welcomes dump 19/05/11

Hosting a permanent nuclear waste repository is not high on the list for most municipalities. But residents of the Swedish town of Östhammar are 77 percent in favor. Transparency on the part of politicians and industrial leaders has made the … Continue reading

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Dump is “trump card” for new Sellafield reactors 16/05/11

Evidence leaked to Greenpeace and released under the Freedom of Information Act shows local nuclear consultation on nuclear waste disposal is a sham. The documents reveal that the three Councils which have made an ‘expression of interest’ in West Cumbria … Continue reading

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Burden on Future Generations 13/05/11

In producing nuclear power we are taking the benefits today but leaving the burden of cleaning up waste and accident risks to future generations, argues a study on nuclear ethics. As we delay and dispute how to manage our existing … Continue reading

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An alternative to Yucca Mountain 13/05/11

President Barack Obama’s Blue Ribbon Commission on where and how to store radioactive waste from nuclear power plants has called for temporary storage facilities as an alternative to a controversial waste site at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Reuters 13th May … Continue reading

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Above Ground Storage for US 12/05/11

A commission created to help resolve the impasse over the disposal of US nuclear waste will propose establishing one or more sites where used reactor fuel could be stored in steel and concrete structures on the earth’s surface for decades. … Continue reading

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Waste Referendums 26/04/11

Villagers from a dozen local communities were in London today, trying to stop the dumping of low-level nuclear waste near King’s Cliff in Northamptonshire. 12 villages to the east of Peterborough held referendums at the beginning of the month – … Continue reading

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WRATS 25/04/11

The UK has a unique problem with nuclear waste. As a pioneer in the nuclear sector in terms of the development of weaponry and of nuclear power a variety of equipment designs were used in the early days, along with … Continue reading

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Nuclear Eternity 24/04/11

Few architects have to design anything to last more than 100 years, so how do you build a nuclear waste facility to last for millennia? And what sign do you put on the door? Onkalo, which is Finnish for “hiding … Continue reading

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Drigg Safety Case 21/04/11

WORK aimed at proving the safety of the UK’s designated low-level radioactive waste disposal site is complete. LLWR at Drigg needs a new permit in order to continue operating the site for many years ahead. The ball will be set … Continue reading

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Cumbria fights Lillyhall dump 14/04/11

A LEGAL challenge may be brought against the Environment Agency’s decision to allow low levels of radioactive waste to be buried in Lillyhall’s conventional landfill site. Cumbria County Council, supported by Allerdale Council, is considering making the challenge. They don’t … Continue reading

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