Site Evaluation consultations - public events

An opportunity to meet the Radioactive Waste Management team and ask questions about the Site Evaluation consultations currently underway

Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) organised a series of events to help people understand the context of RWM’s proposed approach to Site Evaluation for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) and to answer any questions individuals or organisations may have about our current consultations.

In England, public events were held in:

  • Cambridge – Thursday 7 February
  • London – Wednesday 13 February
  • Birmingham – Thursday 14 February
  • Manchester – Tuesday 19 February
  • Penrith – Wednesday 20 February
  • Cheltenham – Tuesday 26 February
  • Exeter – Thursday 28 February
  • Darlington – Thursday 7 March

There were also two events in Wales:

  • Swansea - Tuesday 12 March - online webinar
  • Llandudno - Thursday 14 March - online webinar

The events were generally aimed to inform interested, non-specialists. The events themselves did not constitute part of the formal consultation process and views expressed and questions asked at the events will not be formally included in the consultation analysis.

If you were unable to attend one of our meetings or webinars you may find the following short video helpful. It was recorded for the webinars we held in Wales and contains much information that is applicable to both the England and Wales consultations with the key difference being that the video does not specifically refer to the Draft National Policy Statement for Geological Disposal Infrastructure Requirements which is applicable in England only.

Site Evaluation consultation - Presentation video

The Site Evaluation consultations are closing soon and we would encourage you, if you haven’t already, to share your views. The consultation closes on 31st March for England, and on 14th April for Wales. To contribute to the consultations, individuals and organisations need to submit their views and insights via email or post to RWM. A response form and details on how views can be submitted can be found on the following consultation home pages:

England - consultation home page

Wales (Welsh language version)

Wales (English language version)

RWM will continue to listen and engage as it embarks upon this nationally significant programme to provide a safe long-term solution to dispose of the country’s higher activity radioactive waste.

For further information about geological disposal, visit our campaign website.

Published 17 January 2019
Last updated 28 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. Having listened to the concerns expressed by Swansea Council and members of the public, we have adapted our approach to the Site Evaluation consultation and will now host the Swansea event as a webinar.

  2. Added translation

  3. Addition of details for events in Wales

  4. First published.