UK Radioactive Waste Committee to hold public meeting in Thurso

nuclear symbolCoRWM – the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management – is holding a public meeting in Thurso on 1 July 2014 when people can have questions answered about the management of Higher Activity Radioactive Waste in Scotland.

CoRWM scrutinises the implementation of the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations’ policies for management of nuclear High Activity Waste and also the waste policies of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

The UK Government favours a policy of disposal in a deep Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) whilst the Scottish Government’s policy favours storage and disposal of waste in a near-surface, near-site facility.

This difference of approach mirrors an industry-split from last century when the then state-owned Scottish Nuclear favoured an above-ground ‘dry storage’ facility for spent radioactive fuel and other wastes while the UK Department of Trade and Industry (now BIS) then – and now – prefers burying nuclear waste deep underground.

The meeting will be held at the Park Hotel, Thurso, Caithness from 18:30 to 20:00.

CoRWM will also be holding a plenary meeting on 2 July at 9:30 to 14:00 at the same venue. Members of the public are welcome to observe the meeting.

You can register to attend the public meeting or the plenary by email contact:

corwm@decc.gsi.gov.uk

 

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