The next meeting of the Radioactive Waste Planning Group will be held at Local Government House, Smith Square, London on 4 June, 12.30 - 3.15. The meeting will consider reports on development in radioactive waste management and the role of the planning regime in the clean-up of nuclear licensed sites. A presentation will be given by Steve Dutton of NDA on the transportation of radioactive materials. The meeting is open to officers from NuLeAF member authorities. If you would like to attend please contact the secretariat.
DECC has established a Community Representation Working Group (CRWG) to help determine how issues including local government and community representation and the management of community investment funds are made in relation to plans for a Geological Disposal Facility. NuLeaF’s Executive Director, Philip Matthews, has been invited to join the group which will meet throughout 2015. Wider engagement with local government and others is also planned.
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.