“Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste” – an oxymoron – nuclear waste cannot be “disposed of” in “suitable geology.” There is no “suitable geology” anywhere…and Cumbria has the most studied geology possibly in the world. No amount of further study will make the geology less complex or easier to predict groundwater flow, and even if the geology was 50 square miles of homogenous granite, geological disposal as a scientific concept has not been and may never be safely achieved. The only ‘solution’ is to contain, monitor and repackage as necessary. This is of course not an option for our pronuclear government who want to be seen to have “solved” the nuclear waste problem in order to produce more, even hotter wastes.
Oxymoron:Full Definition of OXYMORON
: a combination of contradictory or incongruous words (as cruel kindness); broadly : something (as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements
Around fifty people attended the Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) meeting in Carlisle about geological screening on Tuesday evening. The meeting had a much higher turnout than similar meetings held elsewhere in the country, perhaps unsurprisingly since Cumbria County Council led by Eddie Martin, halted the previous process less than 3 years ago. At the time, the government promised that if Cumbria voted to halt the voluntary process, Cumbria would be out of the running for a GDF. That wasn’t true. The process is back and it has been redesigned to get around the democratic decision that stopped it. This time RWM have ensured that Cumbria County Council will no longer have a veto if one of the boroughs volunteers.
On the positive side, RWM have agreed that there will be a national geological survey, and a demonstration of the GB3D software which will be produced by this survey was given…
View original post 440 more words