On 13 January, the Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change announced changes to the management structure at Sellafield. The current arrangement with the Nuclear Management Partners who act as Parent Body Organisation for the site will terminate in 2016 and the site will move back under the management of NDA. You can read NDA's Briefing to Stakeholders on their website.
The NuLeAF Steering Group will next meet on January 29th, 11.00 - 3.00 at Manchester Town Hall. James McKinney, Head of Waste Management at NDA will be giving a presentation on the development of the Higher Activity Waste Strategy. Member authorities wishing to attend the meeting should contact the secretariat. Papers for the meeting can be found in the Document Library.
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. An event for local authorities is being held in London on 12 February. If you would like details and to register contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.