A SERIES of pop-up events over the next few weeks to continue the conversation about geological disposal and what that could mean for Copeland.

A Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) is an underground facility designed to safely and securely dispose of higher activity radioactive waste.

Gillian Johnston, Copeland Working Group’s Community Engagement Manager,

said: “We’re looking forward to being able to speak face to face with people about what geological disposal could mean for Copeland. The Working Group is here to help inform people about GDF, listen to views and answer any questions people may have. Come along and have a chat with the local team.”

The drop-ins, hosted by Copeland GDF Working Group, are being held in the following locations:

• Cleator Moor Town Council offices, Market Square, 10am-3pm, today

• July 28 Thwaites Village Hall, 10am-3pm

• July 30 St Nicholas’ Gardens, Whitehaven,


• Aug 5 Egremont Meeting Place, Methodist Church, 10am-3pm

• Aug 11 Seascale Library, 10am-3pm

• Aug 20 Millom Conservative & Unionist Club, Lapstone Road, 10am-3pm

• Aug 24 Former Belvoir shop, King Street, Whitehaven, 10am-3pm