Theddlethorpe Gas Terminal (TGT)

Darryl J Lee (Mr.) made this Freedom of Information request to Radioactive Waste Management Limited

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Darryl J Lee (Mr.)

Dear Radioactive Waste Management Limited,

How was Theddlethorpe Gas Terminal (TGT) "identified" as a potentially suitable location of a GDF?

Yours faithfully,

Darryl J Lee (Mr.)

rwmfeedback,

Thank you for contacting GDF Enquiries.

 

Please note that following UK Government advice for COVID-19, the GDF
Enquiries line  is working remotely. Over this period it may take us a
little longer to acknowledge and respond to
your email. We appreciate your patience during this difficult time.

Under normal circumstances we aim to respond to enquiries quickly and
efficiently, with an acknowledgement being issued within 5 working days of
being received.

  

In the interim if you would like more information regarding our work with
communities, the siting process, RWM or the Geological Disposal Facility
(GDF) please visit us at:  [1]https://geologicaldisposal.campaign.gov....

    

Again, thank you for your contact and you will hear back from us very
soon.

 

Kind regards

 

GDF Enquiries Team

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Thank you for contacting Radioactive Waste Management (RWM).

 

Please note that following UK Government advice for COVID-19, the
Enquiries line  is working remotely. Over this period it may take us a
little longer to acknowledge and respond to your email. We appreciate your
patience during this difficult time.

Under normal circumstances we aim to respond to enquiries quickly and
efficiently, with an acknowledgement being issued within 3 working days of
being received.

  

In the interim if you would like more information regarding our work with
communities, the siting process, RWM or the Geological Disposal Facility
(GDF) please visit us at:  [1]https://geologicaldisposal.campaign.gov....

    

Again, thank you for your contact and you will hear back from us very
soon.

 

Kind regards

 

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Dear Mr Lee,

 

Case Ref: FOI 02142

 

Thank you for your request for information below received on 16 August.

 

We are considering your request under the terms of the Environmental
Information Regulations and a response will be issued to you as soon as
possible and no later than 14 August.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications related to this request.

 

Kind regards,

 

Jane Ivey

Freedom of Information Manager

Information Governance

 

W: [1]gov.uk/rwm - [2]Geological Disposal

 

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Radioactive Waste Management Limited is a limited company registered in
England and Wales with registered number 8920190. Registered office:
Building 329 West Thomson Avenue, Harwell Oxford, Didcot, England, OX11
0GD.

 

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Dear Mr Lee,

Ref: FOI 2142

Thank you for your information request received on 16 August for the
following:

How was Theddlethorpe Gas Terminal (TGT) "identified" as a potentially
suitable location of a GDF?

I have treated your request under the Environmental Information
Regulations. I confirm that RWM holds the information that you have
requested and this is provided below.

The UK Government policy on the siting process for a geological disposal
facility (GDF) is set out in “[1]Implementing geological disposal –
working with communities: long term management of higher activity
radioactive waste.” The policy is available
here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

Chapter 6, paragraphs 6.10-6.16 provide information on how the siting
process begins through initial discussions, specifically:

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.

6.12. An interested party could come forward without any specific land in
mind but a general ambition to find out if there is potential to develop a
GDF within their area. Alternatively, interested parties could come
forward with a particular site in mind.

6.15. Under all scenarios RWM will undertake initial work to understand
whether the land identified has any potential to host a GDF.

In our discussions with Lincolnshire County Council the former
Theddlethorpe gas terminal was identified as a possible site of interest,
and in particular the geology deep below the seabed, a few miles off the
coast, as one potential location. There is potentially good geology in
that part of the county, but it will take a number of years until we can
tell exactly if one area or another is suitable.

Information on our screening approach can be found on our website here:
[2]https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-geo....

We recognise that there could be other potential locations for surface
facilities that could lead out to the same geology deep beneath the
seabed. RWM is in initial discussions with Lincolnshire County Council to
see if they are interested in forming or joining a local Working Group as
part of a national project to find a location for a GDF. The process
requires a community to give its clear consent and this is further set out
in the UK Government policy at the link above.

If you are unhappy with the way in which RWM has dealt with your request,
you have the right to require us to review our actions and decisions. If
you wish to request a review, please reply to this email or write to me at
[3][RWM request email] within 40 working days of receipt of this
response. You will receive a full response to your request for review
within 20 working days of its receipt.

Please remember to quote ref FOI 2142 in any correspondence about this
request.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

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Kind regards,

Jane Ivey
Freedom of Information Manager
 
W: [5]gov.uk/rwm - [6]Geological Disposal

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Radioactive Waste Management Limited is a limited company registered in
England and Wales with registered number 8920190. Registered office:
Building 329 West Thomson Avenue, Harwell Oxford, Didcot, England, OX11
0GD. 

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