Radioactive Waste Management (RWM), the organisation leading work on behalf of the Government to safely dispose of the UK’s higher activity radioactive waste, has established a group of advisers.
The Council will provide expertise, balanced perspective and strategic direction to support RWM as aims to deliver a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF). Prospect believes the development and delivery of the GDF represents another and crucial part of the journey the nuclear industry has taken.
Dai Hudd who is currently deputy general secretary of Prospect, has been appointed recently to the Council recognising his expertise both in the sector and in making sure the voices of employees are heard in decision making. It also underlines Prospect’s commitment to and understanding of the sector.
Long before the first reactor at Calder Hall, began to generate electricity in the mid 1950s. Scientists, Engineers and Technicians who are members of Prospect and its predecessor unions, have been at the heart of the UK’s Nuclear Industry.
Whether, through research, design and build, decommissioning or regulation, Prospect members have a proud association with the industry.
Dai Hudd said:
“A safe and final disposal option for nuclear waste, quite rightly lays at the heart the UK’s approach to considering new build. The current consultation is a key element in this process. Communities and crucially unions have a key part to play in delivering the GDF.
“On a recent visit to the Harwell science campus, I had the pleasure of speaking to some of the excellent staff at RWM, many of whom are Prospect members. Their enthusiasm, expertise and ability to articulate the nature of this massive undertaking was deeply impressive.
“I am keen that this is given visibility in the engagement work that will need to take place across many communities, over many years.”