ALLOWING more nuclear waste to be imported into Somerset is “patently absurd” and should be opposed, says local councillors. Magnox Ltd currently operates the Hinkley Point A site near Stogursey, which includes a small area where nuclear waste is stored before being moved elsewhere for processing. The company has applied to Somerset County Council to allow small amounts of waste from other UK nuclear stations to be transported to the site and temporarily stored in this area. But Somerset West and Taunton Council – which covers the area in which the Hinkley stations are based – has voiced a strong objection to the proposals, with one councillor branding the idea as “frankly unforgivable”.
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