How many interested parties are currently in discussion with RWM?

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Katherine Telford

Dear Radioactive Waste Management Limited,
How many interested parties are currently in discussion with RWM about the siting of a GDF?

Yours faithfully,
Katherine Telford

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Please note that following UK Government advice for COVID-19, the
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(GDF) please visit us at:  [1]https://geologicaldisposal.campaign.gov....

    

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Dear Katherine Telford,

Case Ref: FOI 02331

Thank you for your request for information below received on 31 August
2021.

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Information Act 2000 and a response will be issued to you as soon as
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Dear Katherine Telford,
 
Ref: FOI 2331
 
Thank you for your information request received on 31 August for the
following:
 
How many interested parties are currently in discussion with RWM about the
siting of a GDF?
 
I have treated your request under Environmental Information Regulations. I
confirm that RWM holds the information you have requested and this is
provided below.
 
The government policy Implementing geological disposal – working with
communities: long term management of higher activity radioactive waste
sets out the siting process for a geological disposal facility (GDF) and
defines ‘interested party’ in Chapter 6, paragraphs 6.4 and 6.11 detailed
as follows:
 
6.4   Discussions about a proposed location for a GDF can be initiated by
anyone or any group of people with an interest in the siting process, and
who wish to propose an area for consideration. The interested party may
suggest an area of any size; it could be as large as a county, or it could
be a small area of a few fields.
 
6.11  Initially, RWM will raise awareness of geological disposal.
Discussions with RWM can be initiated by anyone with a proposal for an
area to be considered for a GDF. It is expected that local authorities,
landowners, businesses, community groups or interested individuals may
come forward to request further information. RWM may also proactively
encourage interested parties and local communities to come forward and
engage.
 
Interested Parties continue to be engaged in the Working Group phase of
the siting process
 
6.17  In order to begin a conversation with the people in the area, the
interested party, RWM, an independent chair and an independent facilitator
will form a Working Group. All relevant principal local authorities that
represent the people in all or part of the area under consideration must
be invited to join the Working Group.
 
We can confirm that RWM is currently in discussion with 10 interested
parties. This number will continuously change as people engage to find out
more about the programme and either step back or move forward. As provided
in paragraph 6.15 of the policy, under all scenarios RWM will undertake
initial work to understand whether the land identified has any potential
to host a GDF. At this point discussions may remain confidential although
they should be made public at the earliest opportunity if the interested
party and RWM decide to move forward to form a Working Group.
 
The policy is available here:
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio....
 
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Kind regards,

Jane Ivey
Freedom of Information Manager
 
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Building 329 West Thomson Avenue, Harwell Oxford, Didcot, England, OX11
0GD. 

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