The next meeting of the NuLeAF Steering Group will take place on 23 July at NDA Offices in Whitehaven by kind invitation of their CEO, John Clarke. Mr Clarke hopes to attend part of the meeting. Topics for discussion at the meeting include the Geological Disposal Facility siting process and the Call for Evidence; updates on developments in NDA strategy and operations, and the NuLeAF annual seminar. If you would like further information on the meeting please contact the secretariat.
Government has today launched a Call for Evidence as part of the Geological Disposal Siting process. The purpose of the Call for Evidence is to draw together evidence and information on the processes for working with communities in the siting of a Geological Disposal Facility for the disposal of Higher Activity Radioactive Wastes. This is a topic which affects all local authorities regardless of whether or not they host a nuclear licensed site.
As part of the stakeholder engagement process, Radioactive Waste Management are organising a number of workshops to discuss the national geological screening exercise. RWM met with members of NuLeAF's Radioactive Waste Planning Group on 10 December and you can view the presentation slides here. You can also find the regional summaries produced by the British Geological Survey here. NuLeAF would be happy to provide impartial advice and information, formally or informally. Please do not hesitate to contact us. We have also published a draft Briefing Paper which sets out the core issues in the White Paper and NuLeAF's initial views.