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We need to talk about Geological Disposal – launching our online events

August 17, 2021

We are really pleased to let you know that we have launched two online versions of our community drop-in sessions to give those of you who have not yet been able to attend a drop-in session an opportunity to join the discussion on whether Allerdale could be the right place to build a Geological Disposal Facility, or GDF, to securely dispose of the UK’s radioactive waste.

‘We need to talk about Geological Disposal’ is free to attend and takes place on Zoom on 26th August and 9th September. The sessions will be hosted by Community Organisers – a national charity, and the membership body and training organisation for community organising in England – who are independent of the Working Group.

Working Group member, Eva Chua said: “This first step in the GDF project is about listening to local people to understand their views and vision for their community and future generations.”

“These online events are a great opportunity for those who are not able to attend our face-to-face drop-in sessions to be part of this important conversation about what we should do with our radioactive waste and whether it would be right for a Geological Disposal Facility to be built in Allerdale.”

“As a Working Group we’re committed to hearing as many voices as possible, so I would encourage anyone who lives, works or has a business in Allerdale to sign-up to an online session or come and talk to us at a community drop-in.”

The hour-long online sessions will introduce you to the Working Group, before moving on to a series of ‘breakout rooms’ where you will be able to ask questions, find out more information and discuss your thoughts with other participants.

Follow the links below if you would like to register to attend:

  • Thursday 26thAugust, 12.30-1.30pm – Register HERE
  • Thursday 9th September 7-8pm – Register HERE