Radiation Free Lakeland are not the only ones asking: Who are RWM?
We assume that RWM have done their homework and understand that
there is no safe “Geological Disposal Facility” (GDF) anywhere in the world.
The US Yucca Mountain proposal has just been ruled for about the third time as being too likely to suffer from earthquakes and subsequent meltdown.
The only operational “pilot” GDF in Mexico has recently experienced catastrophic fracturing of the containment vessels, releasing large amounts of lethal radioacitivity into the atmosphere and causing widespread public and worker health problems.
The Sellafield long term waste will remain contaminated
with radiation upwards of thousands of years and continues to seep into groundwater under Sellafield. More waste arrives every week at Sellafield for the insanity of reprocessing which adds to the overall volume of waste many times over.
No area of the UK would reach a different conclusion from that of Cumbrian residents provided they are as well informed as to the unacceptable risks such a ‘volunteering community’ would be forcing a snowball of radioactive blight on its residents for thousands of years.
Why is the NDA continuing to waste taxpayers’ money on yet another nuclear
Has it anything to do with keeping the whole nuclear agenda on track?
It is to pretend to the public that there is a solution to the nuclear waste problem?
Is the way being smoothed in order to build dangerous new nuclear plants and make waste that is even hotter than from existing reactors?
When we say “What about the waste” they say :
“We have a plan all we need is a willing community”
We say STOP!! Enough is Enough
Radiation Free Lakeland strongly oppose geological dumping of radioactive waste ANYWHERE and will continue to argue for a halt to the production of new wastes. We will argue for the waste to stay on the sites where it has been produced, for it to be monitored into eternity with retrievable storage
The Office for Nuclear Development have sent the letter below to people who contributed to (or fell for) the last CONsultation. Again this new CONsultation does not allow for a clear NO to the geological dumping of heat generating nuclear wastes anywhere. We will be opposing rather than submitting to this entirely reasonable sounding CON :
From: Office For Nuclear Development <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 5:14 PM
Subject: Geological screening events
We are writing to you as someone who responded to last year’s consultation
on the geological disposal of radioactive waste.
The White Paper, published following our consultation, made clear that
before inviting communities to come forward and become interested in a new
process to find a site for a radioactive waste geological disposal facility
(GDF), a number of “initial actions” would be undertaken.
One of these initial actions is a new programme of national geological
screening which will be carried out on Government’s behalf by Radioactive
Waste Management Ltd. (RWM). RWM is the Government appointed delivery
body for a GDF.
RWM is now starting this geological screening exercise and will be doing it
in a fully open, transparent and accessible way. As a first step in this
process, RWM is planning a series of public engagement events, open to all,
which will both explain the process and its intended outcomes and, more
importantly, seek relevant inputs from interested parties.
To assist in planning these events, RWM has asked us to contact respondents
to DECC’s consultation as a way of gauging likely interest in such
events. This will enable them to be as useful and accessible as
Given your interest in the issues surrounding the disposal of radioactive
waste, expressed through your response to the consultation, RWM would
particularly welcome an indication of your interest in participating in one
of these initial public events.
If you would be interested in participating, please contact RWM directly,
at the email address below, with the following information:
1. Your name
2. Contact email address
3. Organisation you represent (if any)
4. Time of day convenient for you to attend (daytime/evening)
5. Location: London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds,
Newcastle, Other (please specify)
Please send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org by *Monday 6
If you have other contacts who you know might be interested to attend, feel
free to forward this message.
You can subscribe to RWM’s email bulletin to be kept up to date on the
latest developments on the geological screening exercise and wider GDF
Thank you for your continued interest in this important subject.
*The Office for Nuclear Development *