Allerdale Working Group met behind closed doors in July and decided which parts of Allerdale may become the burial site for the UK’s vast stockpile of nuclear waste. Cumbria Trust was refused permission to be involved in the site selection, and Allerdale Working Group is still refusing to reveal its choice to us as that’s how the rules of the process have been arbitrarily defined. The similarities with the previous failed process, MRWS, are clear. When the geological screening report didn’t produce the outcome they would have preferred, they supressed it, only to release an amended version 3 months later in which the Solway Plain had switched from excluded to included. As with the current process, these meetings and deliberations were hidden from the public gaze.
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