WREXHAM Council looks set to say no to hosting a site to bury highly toxic nuclear waste within the county borough. The Welsh Government is currently looking for a willing community to store a large amount of waste which has been accummulated over the last 60 years from the UK’s main nuclear power stations. Government officials say that geological disposal – where the waste is buried deep underground in solid rock – is seen as the safest method of disposing it. However, they stressed that such a facility will only be built if an area wants to have it. Wrexham’s local authority now looks set to rule itself out of the running. In a report, council leader Mark Pritchard has recommended that executive board members should agree it will not support hosting a geological disposal facility (GDF).
The Leader 9th May 2019 read more »