The misfortunately named “Wastwater” Lake is in the scenic English Lake District National Park. “The name comes from ‘Wasdale’ plus English ‘water’…Water from the lake is pumped to the nearby Sellafield nuclear waste processing facility as a fresh water supply. The NDA (Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) has taken over the licence once held by BNFL (British Nuclear Fuels plc) which allows them to extract a maximum of 18,184.4 m³ a day (over 4 million gallons) and 6,637,306 m³ a year from Wast Water to use on site for various processes including the cooling ponds and reprocessing (electricity production has ceased).” The Sellafield Waste Water actually goes into the Irish Sea (and into the air). The proposed Moorside Nuclear Power Station will extract and discharge even more water!
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