Invitation to look round new landfill site

One of Augean's sites at King's Cliffe
One of Augean's sites at King's Cliffe

Residents are invited to visit a new landfill site which will be used for low level radioactive waste.

Augean has recently been granted permission by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, to extend the size and lifespan of its site at King’s Cliffe.

The company is inviting members of the local community to the site to see how it is being engineered to meet the high standards needed to protect human health and the environment.

Dr Gene Wilson, Augean’s group technical director, said “Now that the excavation is complete, the new landfill cell will be available to view throughout the next phase of construction, during which time the layers of engineered clay and artificial liner will be laid down and tested.

“It is important for the local community to have confidence that the presence of the landfill is not harmful to human health or the environment.

“We hope that by seeing how the landfill cells are so carefully engineered that local people will feel reassured about Augean’s site operations.”

The engineering will be available to view by appointment each week day from now until Friday, August 23, from 10am until 4pm, and on Saturdays, from 9am until midday.

The visit will take about an hour.

As the engineering work is in progress, and the site is operational, Augean needs to comply with health and safety regulations.

People interested in visiting are asked to book a place by emailing or by telephoning Simon Moyle, the site manager, on 01780 444904.