A FORMER Sellafield manager has revealed why he is interested in a nuclear waste disposal site in west Cumbria. Radioactive Waste Management, the public body responsible for planning and delivering UK geological disposal, is exploring the possibility of creating a facility in Copeland. It compiled four reports after receiving proposals from Copeland Council, Irton Hall Ltd, GenR8 North Ltd and Copeland resident and ex-Sellafield manager Dave Faulkner. Having determined there could be potential for such a facility in the borough, the Copeland Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) Working Group was formed last month to involve the community in discussions. Nuclear waste is currently stored above ground at Sellafield.
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