Thursday, 31 January 2013

Nuclear Waste

Plans to look for a site for a £12bn underground nuclear waste store in Cumbria have been rejected.
Schematic of repository

Cumbria County Council vetoed an advanced "stage four" search for a site for the radioactive waste facility.
The stage included detailed geological investigations and discussions over the social and economic implications.
The Department for Energy and Climate Change said it was "disappointed" but the no vote would not "undermine" the long-term disposal of nuclear waste.
There were huge cheers from environmental campaigners outside the council chamber in Carlisle when the decision was announced.

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