Government’s radioactive waste disposal consultations welcomed

Posted On: 
25th January 2018

The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) has welcomed the government’s consultations to gain views from local communities on geological disposal. 

The NIA agrees geological disposal is the best policy for the long term safe and secure management of radiological waste and is the solution being adopted internationally. Pending the availability of a geological disposal facility, waste produced will continue to be stored in safe and secure facilities either at the stations themselves or at Sellafield.

Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, said:

“These consultations will provide much greater clarity on the key issues of underground storage, and effective community engagement. It will place the community at the centre of the process, as well as delivering the long-term job creation such a facility will bring.”