Nuclear station chiefs happy to have radioactive waste buried under their homes. A former nuclear station manager says he would be happy for radioactive waste to buried under his own home. The frank statement, made by ex-Wylfa engineering manager Doctor John Idris Jones, shocked an anti-nuclear campaigner but won support from Greg Evans, boss of the proposed new station on Anglesey, Wylfa Newydd. Dr Jones, who lives in Llansadwrn, around 20 miles from the planned £10 billion reactor at Cemaes, told the wife of PAWB (People against Wylfa B) campaigner Dr Carl Clowes OBE, he had no problem with waste being stored on the island, at an exhibition in Newborough, last year. The comments come as the Welsh Government revealed villages and towns in North Wales could be offered millions of pounds to allow nuclear waste to be stored there.
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‘We will not tolerate storing nuclear waste in Billingham’s ICI mines,’ says MP. Alex Cunningham MP used PMQs to ask if there were plans to store waste in ICI anhydrite mines. The Labour Stockton North MP asked David Lidington MP, who stood in for Theresa May during Prime Minister’s Questions: “On January 25, 1985 the conservative government promised there would be no nuclear waste dumped in Billingham anhydrite mine. Will he confirm that promise still stands?” The mine underneath Billingham was closed off in 1978 and it was suggested only a few years later that the Government could use it to store nuclear waste. This idea was dropped by 1985 after outcry from the public. It was only again in 2007 when a private company wanted to dispose low hazard waste in the site, which was approved in 2011 – but the permission required to carry it out ended in 2014 with no hazardous waste being stored.
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