Once you are a nuclear dump, you are forever’ and 13 more things you said about Hartlepool being used to store radioactive waste. Readers have been reacting to news that Hartlepool, has been identified as a potential site for underground storage of the UK’s radioactive waste. A nationwide process is underway to find a site somewhere in England or Wales suitable for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF). A survey of geological data says rocks of a suitable type and depth are present in Hartlepool and Teesside, as well as elsewhere in the North East. Radioactive Waste Management Ltd (RWM), which is leading the project to develop the facility on behalf of the government, stressed it will only be built where there is community support. It is believed there may be greater support in Hartlepool due to the town already having a nuclear power station, which has an expected decommissioning date of 2024.
Hartlepool Mail 15th March 2019 read more »