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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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Prof Smythe counters CoRWM on geology 12/04/11

In February 2011 CoRWM wrote to the Managing Radioactive Waste Safely ‘Partnership’, to assert that there was no basis for Prof David Smythe’s view regarding the unsuitability of West Cumbria. CoRWM wrote: “there is presently no credible scientific case to … Continue reading

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Tim Knowles condemns Lillyhall go-ahead 07/04/11

Tim Knowles, Cumbria County Council’s cabinet member for the environment, has condemned a decision to allow nuclear waste to be buried at a Workington dump, calling it “disappointing and disheartening”. The Environment Agency confirmed yesterday it had granted a permit … Continue reading

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Lillyhall gets go-ahead 07/04/11

PERMISSION has been granted for Lillyhall landfill site to start receiving and disposing of high volume, very low level radioactive waste. Waste Recycling Group (WRG), which owns and operates the site, will work with its partner EnergySolutions to safely dispose … Continue reading

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Managing Radioactive Waste Safely Partnership 24/02/11

The first phase of public consultation over plans for an underground nuclear dump in Cumbria has ended. Allerdale, Copeland and Cumbria county councils have all expressed an interest in being involved in the process to find a suitable site to … Continue reading

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Disposal System Safety Case 23/02/11

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has published a suite of scientific and technical reports which explain all of the safety factors that need to be considered when an application is to the nuclear regulators for permission to operate such a facility. … Continue reading

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Nirex Inquiry Inspector attacks NDA 14/01/11

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s main voice in the call for more waste sites for west Cumbria has been branded as out of order. Alun Ellis, the NDA’s Repository Project Manager reassured people that ” the outcome of the Nirex Inquiry … Continue reading

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Letter from CoRWM members on new build waste

A letter from four members of the first Committee on Radioactive Waste Management regarding new build waste. Andy Blowers, Gordon Mackerron, Mary Allan and Pete Wilkinson write to Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (at the time Ed Miliband) to … Continue reading

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