Cumbria Trust is alarmed to hear that the Office For Nuclear Regulation (ONR), the independent statutory corporation, which is supposed to regulate the siting, design and construction of a Geological Disposal Facility is in a seriously weakened state. The other regulator, the Environment Agency also appears to be in some disarray having just lost its Chairman, Sir Philip Dilley. Unfortunately this allows the GDF developer, Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) to continue the siting process with less oversight, which is not good news for Cumbria. Early indications are that RWM still has its sights set firmly on Cumbria, despite its proven geological unsuitability. Cumbria Trust responded to RWM’s recent consultation on geological screening HERE and we will continue to ensure that RWM is closely scrutinised.
Cumbria Trust 14th Jan 2016 read more »