The Stop Hinkley Campaign has welcomed a decision by Somerset County Council to unanimously reject proposals by Magnox to transport waste from three other nuclear power sites across the UK to Hinkley Point A. Stop Hinkley spokesperson Roy Pumfrey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “We welcome the fact that these three nuclear sites will now probably be forced to look after their own waste. This whole episode demonstrates clearly what a mess we have got ourselves into with nuclear waste.” “Hinkley Point A is not scheduled to be finally dismantled for almost another century. My own great-grandchildren will be too old to work there even if they wanted to.” “As Denis Healey famously said ‘when in a hole stop digging’. It’s not too late to cancel Hinkley Point C and avoid adding to this horrendous legacy.” Under current planning conditions, only waste generated on the Hinkley A site – which is currently under construction – can be stored there.
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