WE don’t welcome radioactive waste sites in Wales says Anglesey’s AM Rhun ap Iorwerth. The Plaid Cymru Shadow Minister for Economy and Finance is urging Local Authorities in Wales to respond to a consultation by Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) before the consultation closes on April 14. In a question to Welsh Government Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths Mr ap Iorwerth raised his own and constituents’ concerns that the consultation process being undertaken by RWM, as they seek a site for a Geological Disposal Facility to bury radioactive waste. Mr ap Iorwerth said: “Constituents of mine have raised concerns that there is an effort here by Radioactive Waste Management to move towards a less open consultation process. “I also have a number of concerns regarding the consultation process. “My main concern is that it is possible for one landowner or one business even to express an interest in make an application to express interest in hosting a site for radioactive waste disposal. “I think that is totally unacceptable, especially in the context where Local Authorities may have long since said they don’t want such sites in their area, as Isle of Anglesey County Council has done.
North Wales Chronicle 28th March 2019 read more »