Controversial East Northants radioactive waste site to open up to the public

The decision to use the site to hold radioactive waste was met with a number of protests by Kings Cliffe residents.

The decision to use the site to hold radioactive waste was met with a number of protests by Kings Cliffe residents.

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The owners of a controversial radioactive waste landfill in East Northants are to open up the site to the community this weekend.

Augean, which runs the East Northants Resource Management Facility in Stamford Road, Kings Cliffe, are holding an open day from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, October 17.

There has been a number of protests since Augean won its bid to use the site for radioactive waste in 2011.

The facility comprises of a hazardous waste landfill site that accepts both hazardous and low-level radioactive waste and a soil recycling and treatment plant.

The open day will give the opportunity for members of the public to come and tour the site to see how a modern engineered landfill operates and is monitored, as well visiting the on-site laboratory and soil treatment facility.

Augean director of corporate stewardship Dr Gene Wilson said: “We like to be able to welcome members of the local community or special interest groups who wish to visit because we feel that by creating an understanding about our site operations and being open about what wastes are accepted, it helps to resolve any concerns that people in the area may have.

“There will be an opportunity at the open day to discuss the environmental permits with Augean and our professional team as well as with the environment agency officers who will also be present.”

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