‘We don’t want that muck here’: Residents react to nuclear waste row in Hartlepool. A row exploded between politicians in Hartlepool over the issue this week. People in Hartlepool have expressed concern about their town becoming a nuclear waste “dumping ground”, after a row exploded between politicians over the issue this week. The decision by Hartlepool council’s deputy leader, Conservative Mike Young, to defend facilitating meetings about the potential for a waste disposal facility in the town, was branded “hugely disappointing” by Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen. Mr Houchen is “concerned” that the admission was only made after he brought the issue to the attention of the public, and submitted an FOI to the council demanding information about who has discussed Hartlepool as a potential location.
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