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Cleaning up our nuclear past: faster, safer and sooner

November 3, 2020

Annabelle Lillicrop, Regional Manager at Radioactive Waste Management, writes:

We’re looking for a community that’s willing to host a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF), where we’ll safely dispose of the UK’s higher-activity radioactive waste.

I live not far from the Hinkley Point power station, so I know what life is like in a community that hosts a major nuclear facility. There are plenty of benefits, but it’s a big commitment – the sort of commitment that needs real and deep discussion within a community. That’s why we’re employing a unique community consent-based process to find a suitable location for a GDF.

The process is designed to make sure any interested community can make a fully informed decision about hosting a GDF.

You can read more, here.