People can find out more about the search for an underground radioactive waste facility at two drop-in events.
The Allerdale GDF Working Group has announced the events, which will take place in Silloth and Workington.
The working group was formed in January to start a conversation with the community about whether Allerdale is the right place to build a geological disposal facility, known as a GDF, to permanently dispose of the UK’s higher-activity radioactive waste and have been running a series of both online and face-to-face drop-in sessions to listen to the views of the community.
Earlier this month the group announced a proposed search area for further consideration in the search for a suitable site to host a GDF and is now holding more engagement events to provide local people with details of what identifying a search area means and what happens next.
The next community drop-in sessions will take place on Saturday, October 30 from 1pm to 4pm at St Andrew’s Hall, Silloth and on Saturday November 6 from 10.30am to 4pm at The Carnegie Theatre, Workington.
As well as the opportunity to ask questions and share opinions with working group members, there will also be a range of learning resources to help people of all ages explore the science behind a GDF and see what the facility could look like and how it might work.
There is also an online event taking place on Thursday October 28 from 7pm to 8pm. To register for this event, click here.
Anyone who is not able to attend a drop-in or online event but would like to ask questions or share views is encouraged to contact the group through its website where they can also access a range of digital resources, including an interactive virtual exhibition at www.allerdale.workinginpartnership.org.uk