An exhibition roadshow is taking place during September to allow people to find out more about what a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) is and what it could mean for Copeland.

A GDF is an underground facility designed to safely and securely dispose of higher activity radioactive waste. Copeland GDF Working Group has organised a series of exhibitions to encourage further conversations and understanding about geological disposal.

It will take place in 10 locations across Copeland from September 1-17 and is a chance to hear more, give views, ask questions, raise any concerns and understand potential opportunities. There will be plenty of information plus some interactive content and virtual reality.

Gillian Johnston, Community Engagement Manager for Copeland GDF Working Group, said: “We are looking forward to getting out and about more in our local communities to speak with people face to face.

“Anyone can come along and look around the exhibition, speak to members of the Copeland GDF Working Group and local community engagement team – as well as scientists, geologists and engineers from Radioactive Waste Management (RWM).

“It’s a chance for us to hear more views from you, listen, answer your questions and have further conversations in person.”

The events will operate within current Government guidance. The nearest locations are listed below:

  • Drigg & Carleton Village Hall: Sept 7 (10am-6pm)
  • Egremont Methodist Church: Sept 8 (10am-6pm); Sept 9 (10am-6pm)
  • Cleator Moor Civic Hall: Sept 10 (10am-6pm); Sept 11 (10am-2pm)
  • St Bees Management Centre: Sept 13 (10am-6pm); Sept 14 (10am-6pm)
  • Whitehaven Golf Club: Sept 16 (10am-7pm); Sept 17 (10am-2pm)

People are invited to register in advance, by going online to book a morning or afternoon visit at their preferred location, please go to: https://copelandgdfexhibitions.rwmevents.co.uk/home