Consultation on nuclear waste storage opens

A public consultation on nuclear waste storage has been launched. It aims to ensure the public plays a “central role” in the government’s plans to develop and operate geological disposal […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A public consultation on nuclear waste storage has been launched.

It aims to ensure the public plays a “central role” in the government’s plans to develop and operate geological disposal facilities (GDF) deep underground in different regions.

The GDF would provide a permanent solution for the country’s radioactive waste, Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) stated.

The 12-week consultation, which will run until 4th December, provides information on the geology of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Natalyn Ala, GDF Siting Director at RWM said: “As part of our stringent planning for a GDF, there are a number of factors that will be taken into consideration. Geology plays an important role. By providing existing and relevant geological information across regions of the UK, we will have a platform to inform early discussions with communities about the potential suitability to host a GDF in their area.”