Copeland GDF Exhibition Roadshow

Come and meet us

A Working Group has formed to begin to explore whether a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) would be right for Copeland – working in partnership with the local community. To talk to someone about geological disposal of radioactive waste, please visit a GDF exhibition by clicking on one of the locations listed below.

Covid - 19 guidance
This is a Covid-19 safe event – you are invited to pre-register and book a time slot to attend, so that we can manage safe social distancing for everyone. If you feel unwell on the day of your planned visit or have symptoms of Covid-19 (a persistent cough, or high temperature) or you have recently been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, then please do not attend the exhibition and seek medical advice. You will be required to check in on arrival before entering the exhibition. We will need to record your name and a telephone number or email address for contact tracing and we will ask you to scan the NHS Track and Trace barcode at the entrance. Face masks will be worn by staff and made available for visitors use. To provide assurance, all staff will undertake lateral flow tests to check their Covid status on a daily basis. Hand sanitiser and gloves will be available at the entrance and throughout the exhibition.


Please visit a GDF exhibition by clicking on the  icon on the map below.


The Beacon Museum - Portal building, Whitehaven Silecroft Village Hall Kirksanton Village Hall Thwaites Village Hall

September 1 : 10am - 7pm

September 2 : 9.30am - 2pm

September 3 : 10am - 2pm


September 3 : 5pm - 8pm


September 4 : 10am - 6pm


Millom Rugby Union Club, Haverigg Drigg & Carleton Village Hall Egremont Methodist Church Cleator Moor Civic Hall

September 6 : 10am - 6pm


September 7 : 10am - 6pm

September 8 : 10am - 6pm

September 9 : 10am - 6pm

September 10 : 10am - 6pm

September 11 : 10am - 2pm

St Bees Management Centre Whitehaven Golf Club    

September 13 : 10am - 6pm

September 14 : 10am - 6pm

September 16 : 10am - 7pm

September 17 : 10am - 2pm

“If you want to know more about geological disposal, how a suitable site for a GDF is identified, what it could mean for Copeland, how a community partnership is formed and what it will do – as well as subjects including geology, safety and the environment – please pre-register and come along.”

Copeland GDF Working Group Chair, Mark Cullinan

Roadshow Locations

See the map below for locations

Contact Us

Copeland GDF helpline
0300 369 0000 /
Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00

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