NSG Welcomes Launch of Second GDF Working Group

NSG welcomes today’s announcement on the launch of a second Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) working group in Allerdale, Cumbria.

An artist’s impression of a GDF

NSG supports the establishment of the working group as a step forward in the development of a GDF and the safe and secure disposal of higher activity waste. The construction and hosting of a GDF will provide a significant boost to the local economy, workforce and supply chain, as well as being a project of national significance. The Allerdale Working Group follows the Copeland Working Group, launched in November 2020, and will initially focus on gathering information about the local area and the views of the local community regarding the possible siting of a GDF.

Image credit: gov.uk/CoRWM