Politics is More Difficult than Physics; How communities can engage in the process to site a Geological Disposal Facility

Lecture Synopsis:

“Politics is More Difficult than Physics” - Albert Einstein, Princeton, 1946
Geological Disposal forms the basis of Government policy for the management of higher activity radioactive waste. A geological disposal facility (GDF) is a series of underground vaults and tunnels which will prevent radioactivity from reaching the surface in levels that could cause harm. New policies have been published on how communities can engage in the siting process for a GDF and this talk will look at: how communities have engaged in previous siting processes; consider some of the reasons why a facility hasn’t been built yet; and look forward to how RWM will work with willing communities to identify a suitable site for a GDF in the UK.

Presented by: Mike Brophy
(Head of Community Engagement, RWM)
Evening Lecture: Tuesday 25th June 2019

Doors open from 17:30 for 18:00 start. Refreshments and light buffet provided  + Virtual Reality Tours of a Geological Disposal Facility

Ridgeway House, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, Didcot, OX11 0QX (Opposite to Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)

For more information, please contact:

Branch Secretary Anthony Shaw

T: 01235 464683
Branch Chairman
Mehdi Askarieh
T: 07557 732 553

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  • Tue 25 Jun 2019
  • Tue 25 Jun 2019
  • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,, Ridgeway House, Harwell Campus, Didcot,