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Go hundreds of metres underground to see how a Geological Disposal Facility could work

April 1, 2021

Today, we are excited to launch the Allerdale GDF Working Group Virtual Exhibition!

As you know, current lockdown restrictions are preventing us from running any face-to-face events, but this interactive experience will allow you to move around a virtual exhibition hall and look at a range of digital exhibits, including videos, graphics, blogs and other informative resources from the safety and comfort of your own home.

The exhibition explains the process involved in finding a suitable GDF site, brings to life what a facility could look like, and delves into what hosting a GDF could mean for you and your local community.

Allerdale GDF Working Group Chair, Jocelyn Manners-Armstrong, said: “Under normal circumstances, we’d be out and about meeting people face to face. But we can’t do that right now and until we can we wanted to provide an experience that’s as near to that as possible.”

The Allerdale GDF Working Group was established in January 2021 to start discussions with the people of Allerdale and local businesses about the potential for building a GDF facility somewhere in the borough, to dispose of the UK’s radioactive waste.

Working Group member and Allerdale Borough Councillor Marion Fitzgerald said: “We really want local people to visit the virtual exhibition to help people understand what geological disposal could mean for Allerdale”

The Working Group, which was launched in January, has three main tasks – begin the discussion with the people of Allerdale to understand their concerns and answer their questions; identify a search area within Allerdale which could be investigated for potential locations for a GDF, and identify initial members for a Community Partnership which could take that work forward.

You can access the online exhibition here.