Radioactive waste in the UK has been produced and stored, but not yet disposed of. In 1994, the Government company Nirex applied for permission to build a Rock Characterisation Facility (RCF) at Longlands Farm, near Sellafield in NW England. The resulting planning inquiry lasted until 1996, and in 1997 the Environment Minister decided to reject the Nirex application. This halted the development of radioactive waste disposal in the UK, until revisited by the CoRWM in 2007.
Evidence given by the Objectors at that planning inquiry contains technical information, as well as points of principle, which are still relevant to the UK in 2008, and onwards through the exploration process to identify new site(s) for radiaoctive waste storage.
A book, compiled from the written evidence submitted by the Objectors at the inquiry, was printed by the University of Glasgow. This is still available for purchase at UK £ 12, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
A pdf of contents can be downloaded in sections
|Entire Document:||'Radioactive Waste Disposal at Sellafield'||PDF, 524pp, 253MB|
|Download by section:|
|Section 0:||'Contents & Overview'||PDF, 7pp, 2.3MB|
|Section 1:||'Cumbria County Council'||PDF, 82pp, 41.3MB|
|Section 2:||'Greenpeace Limited'||PDF, 123pp, 59.4MB|
|Section 3:||'Friends of the Earth Limited'||PDF, 284pp, 181MB|
|Section 4:||Authors' Affiliations & Addresses
Outline Diary of the Planning Inquiry
|PDF, 34pp, 15.5MB|