An interactive virtual exhibition has been launched today for people in Copeland to give them an insight into the workings of a nuclear disposal facility. The virtual experience, including videos and graphics, has been set up by the Copeland GDF Working Group which was established in November to involve the public in the process of exploring the potential for building a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) in the borough. Nuclear waste is already prepared and packaged for disposal at Sellafield and is currently stored above ground within the complex.
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Copeland “Working Group” along with Allerdale “Working Group” are ostensibly the “local support” for a Geological Disposal Facility in Cumbria. They are enthusiastically going along with the ‘new and improved’ process of steps towards Geological Disposal of Heat Generating Nuclear wastes. The last process was a bit of a “dogs dinner” (said pro nuclear George Monbiot who supports making ever more nuclear wastes by burning plutonium) in that it allowed Cumbria County Council to veto the plan and bring the whole process to a halt. This time the process dumps any semblance of democracy with the County Council now having no “right of veto,” now anyone, anywhere can “express an interest” in “site selection” with a “test of public support” and Geological Disposal has been made a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (ie it can overrule local opposition in the “national interest”).
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