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Specific information regarding possible flooding of the low-level waste repository at Drigg in Cumbria

Information requested

All unpublished information since 2009 relating or responding to information from the archaeological and historical researcher, Clifford Jones, about the possible flooding of the low-level waste repository at Drigg in Cumbria.

Information released

Twenty documents were identified as within the scope of this request, see attached list.

Copies of these documents are available on request.

EIR Request from Rob Edwards - (request below redaction table)
  Document/E-mail/Letter/Presentation etc (Titles, Dates etc) EIR201405005 Drigg Redactions
1. Minutes - LLWR-EA Liaison Meeting 48 - Held 26th October 2011 (2 attachments included in body of document have been deleted as not relevant to the request).
  • Information not relevant
  • Names
  • Initials
2. Letter in - LLWR/NII/11/0093-04 - Member of the public concerns regarding LLWR Site - 22nd June 2011
  • Names
  • Titles
  • Location
  • Telephone ext
  • Fax ext
3. Letter - SEL/11/459/O - Matters related to the LLWR and Sellafield - 26th September 2011
  • Names
  • E-mail addresses
  • Telephone exts
  • Fax exts
4. E-mails (trail) - Sellafield Caverns - 19th August 2011
  • Names
  • Titles
  • Building numbers
  • E-mail addresses
  • Telephone exts
  • Mobile numbers
  • Locations
5. E-mails (trail) - LLWR Erosion/inundation potential - 13th September 2011
  • Names
  • Titles
  • E-mail addresses
  • Telephone exts
  • Mobile numbers
  • Locations
6. E-mails (trail) - Correspondence from Member of Public Raising Issue at LLWR - 16th August 2011
  • Names
  • E-mail Addresses
  • Telephone exts
  • Mobile numbers
  • Titles
  • Locations
7. E-mail - Mr Jones LLWR Past Use - 29th September 2011
  • Names
  • E-mails addresses
  • Mobile number
  • Telephone exts
  • Title
7a. Presentation - Calder & IRT Historic Courses & Potentials for Inundations
  • None
8. E-mail - LLW Repository, Drigg - Engagement with Member of Public - 8th August 2011
  • Names
  • Telephone exts
  • E-mail addresses
  • Locations
  • Mobile numbers
  • Titles
9. E-mail (trail) - Sellafield - Voids + Inundation - 12th September 2011
  • Names
  • Titles
  • Telephone exts
  • E-mail addresses
  • Mobile numbers
  • Fax number
10. E-mail (trail) - Response to matters relating to LLWR and Sellafield - 27th July 2011 (attachment River Irt 1720.jpg has been removed ad this can be found in no.3 Presentation/maps - attachment Anomalies Mite to Irt.JPG in 13a)
  • Names
  • E-mail addresses
  • Location
  • Telephone ext
  • Mobile number
10a. Map (Ravenglass)
  • None
11. E-mail (trail) - DSCF1616.JPG: DSCF1617.JPG - 11th October 2011
  • Names
  • E-mail addresses
  • Title
  • Telephone ext
11a. Picture (DSCF1616.JPG)
  • None
11b. Picture (DSCF.JPG)
  • None
12. E-mail (trail) - FOR ACTION: Please read ASAP - 26th September 2011
  • Names
  • E-mail addresses
  • Information not relevant
  • Telephone Ext
  • Mobile numbers
  • Title
  • Location
13. E-mail LLW Repository, Drigg - Engagement with Member of Public
  • Names
  • Titles
  • Locations
  • Telephone exts
  • Mobile numbers
  • E-mail addresses
14. E-mail (trail) - RE: Correspondence from Member of the Public Raising Issue at Sellafield
  • Names
  • Titles
  • Locations
  • Telephone exts
  • Mobile numbers
  • E-mail addresses
15. E-mail (trail) - RE: For Action: Cyclotron Drigg - Concern raised by Clifford Jones
  • Names
  • Titles
  • Location
  • Telephone exts
  • Mobile numbers
  • E-mail addresses
16. E-mail (trail) - FOR ACTION: Please read ASAP - 26th September 2011
  • Names
  • E-mail addressees
  • Information not relevant
  • Telephone exts
  • Mobile numbers
  • Titles
  • Location
17. Map - Aerial view (black & white)
  • None
18. E-mail (trail) LLW Repository Drigg, Cumbria - 10th May 2011
  • E-mail addresses
  • Names
  • Mobile numbers
  • Title
  • Location
  • Telephone ext
19. E-mail (trail) - FW:HSE Response Ref: HPHS - 8FUESX - 19th April 2011
  • Names
  • Locations
  • Telephone exts
  • E-mail addresses
  • Title
  • Address
19a Attachment - Drigg LLW E-mail - 15th April 2011
  • E-mail addresses
  • Names
20. E-mail (trail) Re: LLW Repository Drigg, Cumbria - 10th May 2011
  • Names
  • E-mail addresses
  • Titles
  • Location
  • Telephone ext
  • Mobile number

Exemptions applied

Some information has been redacted because it is personal data, so has been withheld using the exception in Regulation 13 EIR. This is an absolute exception so does not require a public interest test.

Other information has been redacted because it relates to national security matters, so has been withheld using the exception in Regulation 12(5)(a) EIR. A public interest test is required as follows:

PIT (Public Interest Test) if applicable

Factors for Disclosure

Issues relating to the nuclear industry are subject to close scrutiny and debate, so there is public interest in information relating to nuclear activities and release of such information.

Factors for Withholding

Information relating to buildings and locations, could prove useful to those with a malicious intent.

Reasons why public interest favours withholding information

The judgement is that the public would not expect ONR to release building numbers, locations, if it could help in the commission of a malicious act.