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CoRWM Host Public Meeting in Workington

The Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) hosted the first of three public meetings planned for 2014.

The Committee speaking at the public meeting in Cumbria
The Committee on Radioactive Waste Management speaking at public meeting in Cumbra

Last week, The Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) held a public meeting in Workington, Cumbria which provided an opportunity for members of the public to have their questions answered by the committee. The event was well attended and the audience included members of the public, local councillors, those working in the nuclear industry and representatives from a number of non-governmental organisations. A range of issues were raised by the audience, including how to engender trust in the siting process for a Geoloical Disposal Facility (GDF), how to define a community, and how to deliver the right of withdrawal.

This was the first of three planned public meetings hosted by CoRWM this year and will be followed by a meeting in Thurso, Caithness in July, and another in Anglesey in September. If you are interested in attending, please email the secretariat.

More information on CoRWM’s upcoming meetings can be found here.

Published 9 May 2014