Allerdale Borough Council:

Minutes for Nuclear Issues Task Group meeting, Jun 12 2009, 2.00PM official page

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Venue: Studsvik/Lillyhall

Contact: Paula McKenzie  01900 702557

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To sign as a correct record the minutes of the last meeting.


The minutes of the last meeting were signed as a correct record.


Declaration of interests

Councillors/Staff to give notice of any personal or prejudicial interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.


5.         Sellafield Ltd - Low Level Waste Strategy - Verbal Presentation - Laurence Cook.

Councillor Carni McCarron-Holmes; Personal; Item 4 - Due to family member being a sub contractor on site.


5.         Sellafield Ltd - Low Level Waste Strategy - Verbal Presentation - Laurence Cook.

Councillor Michael Davidson; Personal; Item 4 - Due to receiving a pension from BNFL.


5.         Sellafield Ltd - Low Level Waste Strategy - Verbal Presentation - Laurence Cook.

            Councillor Tim Heslop; Personal; Item 4 - Due to stepson working for Sellafield.




To answer questions from members of the public – 2 days notice of which must have been given in writing or by electronic mail.


None received.


Sellafield Ltd - Low Level Waste Strategy - Verbal Presentation - Laurence Cook


D Loudon of Sellafield Ltd gave a presentation on Sellafield Site Low Level Waste Strategy – Requirement, Development and Implementation.


Those present discussed:-


  • Scope of presentation
  • Why a new strategy
  • LLW Challenge
  • The scale of the Sellafield challenge
  • Strategy development timeline
  • Strategy Outline
  • Waste Avoidance/Site Waste Management
  • Waste Avoidance
  • Site Waste Management
  • Characterisation, Sort, Segregation and Size Reduction
  • Waste Processing
  • Waste Processing – Metals
  • Waste Processing – Thermal Treatment
  • Waste Processing – Compaction
  • Waste Disposal
  • Waste Disposal – Specified Landfill
  • Waste Disposal – On site disposal
  • Waste Disposal – LLWR
  • Strategic Benefits
  • Strategy implementation
  • Year 1 implementation – Key Tasks
  • Questions


Agreed: - That the contents of the presentation be noted.


Committee on radioactive Waste management - deep geological disposal for higher activity wastes - Allerdale's response to consultation on draft report - report to follow


The head of regeneration submitted a report which informed members of Allerdales response made to the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) – Deep geological disposal for higher activity wastes – consultation.


Agreed: - That the report be noted.


Managing Radioactive Waste Safely - Verbal update - Charles Homes


The Head of Regeneration updated those present on Managing Radioactive Waste Safely (MRWS) and outlined the main business discussed at the most recent meeting of the West Cumbria Managing Radioactive Waste Safely Partnership meeting which took place on 14 May 2009. He explained the meeting had covered a session providing members of the partnership with a basic understanding of the issues surrounding Key developments on the MRWS process and that it had been a facilitated session in 4 workshops and was chaired by the NDA, CoRWM, DECC and the Environment Agency. The meeting also covered the criteria that partners would need in place prior to being able to recommend a decision to participate, or not to, the decision making bodies and the partnership discussed the next steps in enabling a planned approach to public and stakeholder engagement (PSE). PSE will be the next key phase in the partnerships work programme. 


Agreed: - That the update be noted.

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