Background
Background

MRWS geo disposal facility

Keywords

Energy and nuclear

  1. Energy and nuclear power

    We want to make sure that all energy projects maximise the benefits for people and businesses in Copeland.  Working closely with other organisations in the UK energy sector, we:

    • assess the economic, environmental and community impact for each project
    • represent your needs and concerns through lobbying groups and consultations 
    • take an active part in decisions that affect the local community
    • Keep you informed at every stage.
  2. Managing radioactive waste safely

    Radioactive waste is a by-product of the nuclear industry. It includes materials such as fuel, equipment and packaging that are no longer needed to create nuclear energy but still contain radioactivity.  To protect people and the environment, this waste needs to be stored somewhere safe and cool where its level of radioactivity can be monitored.

  3. Lessons learned on MRWS process

    We have responded to the government’s call for evidence on the Managing Radioactive Waste Safely process and how it was implemented; offering suggestions on how it could be improved in the future.

  4. MRWS call for evidence

    Copeland Borough Council has responded to the government’s call for evidence on the Managing Radioactive Waste Safely process and how it was implemented; offering suggestions on how it could be improved in the future. If you wish to participate please complete and return this form.

  5. GDF consultation response

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change consulted during Autumn 2013 on a proposed new process for finding a location to site a geological disposal facility for the country's higher activity radiaoctive waste.

    The Copeland Borough Council consultation response was developed following a members’ workshop where all councillors were invited to have their say on the lessons learned from the previous Managing Radioactive Waste Safely process, and the proposals outlined in the consultation document.

    The detail of this response was delegated for sign off to the Leader of the Council and the Leader of the Opposition groups and the Chief Executive, to ensure it represented an accurate reflection of the views of members from the workshop.

    The response was submitted on Wednesday 4 December 2013.

  6. MRWS video part 4

    Video of the meeting held at Copeland Borough Council on 30 January 2013 and the discussion and decision that took place around whether to proceed to stage four of the MRWS process.

  7. MRWS video part 1

    Video of the meeting held at Copeland Borough Council on 30 January 2013 and the discussion and decision that took place around whether to proceed to stage four of the MRWS process.

  8. MRWS video part 3

    Video of the meeting held at Copeland Borough Council on 30 January 2013 and the discussion and decision that took place around whether to proceed to stage four of the MRWS process.

  9. MRWS video part 2

    Video of the meeting held at Copeland Borough Council on 30 January 2013 and the discussion and decision that took place around whether to proceed to stage four of the MRWS process.

Democracy

  1. Letter to Secretary of State re MRWS

    This is the letter that has been sent to Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change from Councillor Elaine Woodburnn, leader of Copeland Council and Councillor Alan Smith, leader of Allerdale Council.

Communications

  1. Letter to government re MRWS decision

    For information. This piece was first posted at the end of January 2013.

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