Senior councillors are to consider joining a working group to explore the potential for nuclear waste to be buried deep underground at Theddlethorpe or underneath the sea bed off the Lincolnshire coast. Lincolnshire County Council’s executive committee members are recommended to accept the invitation from Radioactive Waste Management, the Government agency behind the multi-billion pound scheme, so that it can “represent the county and its requirements”. The authority is keen to find out more about the risk implications as well as the promised benefits of millions of pounds of investment in jobs, infrastructure and the local community. A report to council’s ruling executive on October 5 on behalf of Andy Gutherson, executive director for place, states: “Lincolnshire County Council has been invited by Radioactive Waste Management to join a working group to explore further whether eastern Lincolnshire, and the former Theddlethorpe Gas Terminal site, in particular, would be an appropriate location for a geological disposal facility. If a working group is formed, wider talks will be held with the community, businesses and other interested parties via a community partnership to steer and comment on the detailed investigation work. The community can withdraw from the project at any time and people would have the final say on the idea of a GDF in a binding referendum.
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