THE first step has been taken on a project that could see thousands of jobs created in Copeland. Today, a working Copeland Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) Working Group has been formed aimed at looking into the prospect of building a multimillion-pound storage facility for nuclear waste in Copeland. The group aims to engage with local people and identify a search area to find potential nuclear waste storage sites. If there is a willingness from the community to move forward with the idea, a community partnership would lead to more detailed work and ongoing engagement would take place. It has already been agreed the Lake District National Park would not be part of any search area and that no site would be built without the support of local people. Both onshore and offshore areas across Copeland will be considered.
Whitehaven News 4th Nov 2020 read more »
The old feudal system is alive and well in Cumbria. The feudal masters being the nuclear industry who expect their pound of flesh from money stolen from the public purse and filtered through the nuclear prism “be grateful you serfs!” Of course not all Copeland folk are up for selling their grand-childrens’ future for a mess of pottage but the nuclear feudal lords make sure that those in positions of power are more than happy to sell the family wealth. Copeland is known for its revolving doors between the nuclear industry council leaders and MPs.
Radiation Free Lakeland 4th Nov 2020 read more »
Published on November 4, the World Nuclear Waste Report describes the lack of a long-term strategy to manage waste from nuclear power plants, including in France. The authors of the report highlight both technological and financial uncertainties on this thorny issue.
L’Usine Nouvelle 4th Nov 2020 read more »
World Nuclear Waste Report (French Edition) 4th Nov 2020 read more »