Cheltenham has been chosen as one of 10 places in the UK where meetings will be held about the future of the underground burying of radioactive nuclear waste. After more than 60 years of waste being produced by nuclear power stations in the UK, The Government have now said that they need to start safely managing it. They’re now trying to work out where’s best to build a geological disposal facility (GDF), which will allow them to safely dispose of the waste hundreds of metres underground.
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Wales shouldn’t be a nuclear dumping ground. That’s the view of Plaid Cymru’s shadow energy minister Llyr Gruffydd AM, who was responding to an invitation sent to council leaders across Wales and England asking them to host Nuclear Waste disposal facilities. The invitation, by Bruce McKirdy, Managing Director of Radioactive Waste Management Limited, includes financial inducements to cash-strapped local authorities to become part of the process.
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The Daily Mirror says fears are mounting across Northern Ireland that tourist hotspots may be turned into a “dumping ground” for nuclear waste. It says spots across Northern Ireland, including the Mourne Mountains, the Causeway Glens, the Sperrins and Lough Neagh are being examined by a government firm hoping to find a permanent place for the UK’s radioactive material. Shauna Corr reports that thousands have signed a petition against a Geological Disposal Facility in the Mournes, while Newry Mourne and Down Council has voted to write to Westminster saying it will never consent to a site in the area. Friends of the Earth’s Declan Allison tells the paper: “We’ve heard some terrible ideas before but this is plutonium-fuelled madness.
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