A third site in Cumbria has been earmarked for the underground disposal of Britain’s nuclear waste stockpile. The Copeland Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) working group had already earmarked two areas of west Cumbria for geological exploration. Now the Allerdale GDF Working Group has added a 89 sq mile (230 sq km) area to the search for the best site. The Lake District National Park is not being considered for the disposal of nuclear waste. There are also no plans to use former or future coal mines for the purpose. The latest site being considered is made up of 13 Allerdale districts, including near Aspatria, Maryport and Seaton.
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