PROPOSALS that could see a geological disposal facility for nuclear waste in Cumbria have taken a step forward. The Copeland GDF Working Group is asking local people for their views on where in the borough could be suitable for the disposal of higher activity radioactive waste. The working group have begun work to identify possible locations in Copeland – including the area off the coast. Formed in November, the GDF working group has already started engaging with locals and providing a range of information. One of its primary tasks is to identify a search area (or areas) that could be considered further by a community partnership. It will do so by taking into account a range of published information and the views of local people. Mark Cullinan, Independent Chair of the Copeland GDF Working Group, said: “We’ve begun work to look at where to start. “We already have a range of information about the wider Copeland area, but we would like to gather more and it’s really important that we hear the views of local people as we do this.
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