A controversial scheme to bury nuclear waste deep under the sea bed off the Lincolnshire coast might not be suitable as a site. If plans for the site at Theddlethorpe near the seaside town of Mablethorpe went ahead, vaults would be constructed and rubbish dumped over the plant’s 100-year operational life before the site is finally sealed off. But the mining engineer in charge of the multi-billion pound scheme, which former Nottingham City Council leader Jon Collins has an involvement in, admitted it is not known if the site is even suitable. Mr Collins is the Independent chair of the working group on the project. Government agency Radioactive Waste Management wants to build a plant at the old gas terminal at Theddlethorpe to receive “high-level” material for storage at a “geological disposal facility” (GDF) in clay rock 500 metres below the North Sea, reports Lincolnshire Live.
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