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Fri Sep 13, 2013, 09:09 PM Sep 2013

Lake District threatened by nuclear waste again [View all]

Source: Independent

Controversial plans to bury highly toxic nuclear waste under the Lake District are back on the table just eight months after being conclusively rejected.

The proposals were dismissed by Cumbria County Council in January – but now the Government has enraged opponents by proposing to switch the final say to the district council.

The county council’s decision to abandon plans for the underground radioactive wastage storage centre near Sellafield was a major blow to government ambitions to build new nuclear power plants. Cumbria had been the only area to show an interest in storing such waste.

Cumbria County Council voted by more than 2 to 1 to pull out of feasibility studies into such a facility, following expert critiques of the fractured local geology and an international outcry over the threat to the Western Lake District. That vote over-ruled votes by the local Copeland and Allerdale District Councils to proceed.


“It is a shock. It is undermining democracy to remove a layer of government in Cumbria county council. It is Orwellian and they will push it through regardless.”


Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/lake-district-threatened-by-nuclear-waste-again-8815779.html

This is a good example of how the nuclear industry ignores the science and corrupts the political process.

You just can't trust the nuclear industry.
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