West Cumbria nuclear repository debate rages on
Last updated at 16:13, Wednesday, 05 September 2012
COUNCIL chiefs will debate whether Cumbria should continue in the search for an underground nuclear repository in the county.
The West Cumbria Managing Radioactive Waste Partnership’s final report will be discussed by councillors at tomorrow's Full Council meeting of Cumbria County Council.
The report’s findings will be the topic of a debate, which will allow councillors to field public questions and raise any concerns of their own, ahead of the Cabinet’s decision on whether to continue in the process on October 11.
The Cabinet’s decision, alongside that of Copeland Borough Council and Allerdale Borough Council, will determine whether Cumbria should continue in to the next stage of the process to find a site for an underground nuclear waste storage facility.
County council cabinet members will remain neutral during the debate.
First published at 13:52, Tuesday, 04 September 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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The repository should be built in the most geographically suitable area not the most politically suitable.
This repository will last longer than the pyramids or Stonehenge so every precaution should be taken to ensure it will survive without indecent, this must include finding the most geographically suitable site.
Cumbria is not geographically suitable.
Waste will not magically cool down ....at the moment 4million gallons of fresh water a day cool the Sellafield wastes .. The plan has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with making yet more waste.
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