Copeland Council remove “Support” for deep geological dumping of nuclear waste

Continuous Miner Machine – for making very big holes in the ground for example deep under the Irish Sea or Ennerdale or the Solway – Cumbria County Council have voted to bring this infrastructure to Cumbria when they said yes to West Cumbria Mining.

 

Spot the difference?

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The Whitehaven News has reported that :

“THE word “support” has been removed from Copeland council’s position on controversial plans to build underground storage bunkers for nuclear waste.

The Government launched its search for a host community almost a year ago, prompting the council to come up with a statement that was broadly supportive of the project but non-committal in terms of the authority’s involvement.

However, earlier this year coun Sam Pollen of the Strategic and Nuclear Energy Board raised “moral” concerns over the very idea of a multi-million-pound geological disposal facility (GDF).”

This is very good news as Cumbria is now the only place in the UK to have given a green light to go ahead with deep mining with West Cumbria Mining’s current plan for a coking and middlings coal mine deep under the Irish Sea.  Note: the Irish Sea area has previously been under consideration for a GDF.   Moral concerns anyone?

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