Rock Solid? Lecture by Dr Helen Wallace
Event date: May 10, 2012 15:00
Kendal College Arts and Media Campus
– car parking and access from Kendal Museum,
Station Rd. Kendal, LA9 6BT
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Dr Helen Wallace is coming to Kendal to give THE ROCK SOLID? Lecture on 10th May.
There will also be the opportunity for Questions and Answers.
Rock Solid? A scientific review of geological disposal of high-level radioactive waste Publication - September 15, 2010
"European leaders are being misled over the safety of underground disposal of highly dangerous nuclear waste which could poison groundwaters for centuries".
Cumbria is in the frame for what would be the world's first operational high level geological disposal facility. The Department of Energy and Climate Change have effectively set Cumbria (the only county to "express an interest") the goal of putting the first high level waste into a disposal facility by 2029. Rock Solid? was written by Dr Helen Wallace, Executive Director of GeneWatch and is an overview of the status of research and scientific evidence regarding the underground disposal of highly radioactive wastes.
Worldwide, thirteen countries are actively pursuing long-term waste management programmes for high-level radioactive wastes resulting from nuclear electricity generation, but no country has yet completed an operational geological disposal facility for such wastes.
An exhibition and series of events exploring the plan to use Cumbria's geology to contain man's most long lasting legacy - nuclear waste
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