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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Nuclear repository

Nuclear store search: Cumbria council decision upheld

A decision by Cumbria County Council not to stay in the running to host a proposed underground nuclear waste dump has been supported by a watchdog committee.

Last updated 19 February 2013
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Cumbria council leader disappointed at Knowles quit decision

Tim Knowles photo Cumbria County Council leader Eddie Martin has expressed his disappointment at the resignation of Tim Knowles who held the authority’s nuclear brief.

Last updated 10 February 2013
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If you’re not in west Cumbria your voice counts for less in nuclear dump debate - MP

Jamie Reed photo Copeland MP Jamie Reed says the voices of people outside Cumbria do not count as much as those in the west of the county when it comes to the nuclear debate.

Last updated 9 February 2013
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Nuclear decision: Councillor quits senior role, minister hints at police probe into 'intimidation'

Tim Knowles photo A senior Cumbria county councillor has resigned from its executive following a decision not to search for locations for a nuclear repository. (37 comments)

Last updated 7 February 2013
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Cumbrian politicians to meet minister in bid to revive nuclear store site search

Elaine Woodburn photo Senior west Cumbrian politicians are to meet with energy secretary Ed Davey in an effort to revive the county’s search for an underground nuclear dump.

Last updated 4 February 2013
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Sellafield unions blast Cumbria council over nuclear dump 'no' vote

Craig Dobson photo Workers at Sellafield have branded the decision to withdraw from hosting an underground nuclear store “short-sighted and insulting”.

Last updated 3 February 2013
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Sellafield workers hold emergency meeting after council ‘no’ vote

Kevin Coyne photo Sellafield workers were today holding an emergency meeting to find a way forward in the wake of yesterday’s No vote.

Last updated 31 January 2013
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Nuclear store: The fight is not over vows Cumbrian MP

Jamie Reed photo MP Jamie Reed still believes the geology of Copeland should be investigated and has started work to explore the options. (62 comments)

Last updated 31 January 2013
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Nuclear store process finished in west Cumbria - Government

Eddie Martin photo The Government has ruled out the prospect of an underground nuclear waste store being created in west Cumbria. (154 comments)

Last updated 30 January 2013
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Nuclear store process finished in west Cumbria - Government

Eddie Martin photo The Government has ruled out the prospect of an underground nuclear waste store being created in west Cumbria. (154 comments)

Last updated 30 January 2013
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Responses to questions posed to Baroness Verma via webchat

Baroness Verma photo Baroness Verma received several hundreds of questions and comments for the webchat on January 17 regarding the Managing Radioactive Waste Safely (MRWS) process in west Cumbria. The minister answered as many as she could during the live webchat, but the Department for Energy and Climate Change didn't want to leave questions unanswered. They have grouped the questions she didn’t have time to get to by theme and have answered them here.

Last updated 30 January 2013
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Impact of nuclear dump on Cumbria's tourism 'inconclusive'

John Clarke photo One of the biggest fears over the proposed siting of an underground nuclear waste storage facility in west Cumbria is the potential impact on tourism leading to the Lake District being branded toxic.

Last updated 29 January 2013
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Hundreds take part in underground nuclear waste store protest

Waste store protest march photo Hundreds of people marched in protest at Ennerdale over a proposed underground nuclear waste storage facility in west Cumbria.

Last updated 28 January 2013
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Copeland's county councillors back underground store site search

Copeland councillors have given their unanimous backing for a ‘yes’ decision in next week’s crucial nuclear waste repository vote. (3 comments)

Last updated 27 January 2013
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Copeland's county councillors back underground store site search

Copeland councillors have given their unanimous backing for a ‘yes’ decision in next week’s crucial nuclear waste repository vote.

Last updated 26 January 2013
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Cumbrian artist Conrad Atkinson's nuclear dump vision

Conrad Atkinson painting photo Cumbria’s most famous living artist fears an underground nuclear repository will end up being a 19th-century solution to a 22nd-century problem.

Last updated 26 January 2013
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Sellafield workers back west Cumbria nuclear repository site search

Sellafield workers have urged senior councillors to move onto the next stage of studies ahead of a crunch decision over nuclear storage.

Last updated 25 January 2013
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‘It is irresponsible to vote for this in the knowledge that Cumbria is heavily unsuitable’

David Smythe photo The Government’s process for selecting a possible underground repository for nuclear waste is wrong, the idea of basing it in Cumbria is flawed and if it goes ahead it will result in costly failure.

Last updated 25 January 2013
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Cumbria could join exclusive global club if it chooses to stay in running for nuclear waste storage facility

Finland repository photo Cumbria could be following in the footsteps of several international communities if it decides to stay in the running to house an underground nuclear waste storage facility.

Last updated 24 January 2013
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Nuclear repository: Residents get organised behind a common cause

Bill Angell photo Nestled in the Cumbrian countryside, on the road between Wigton and Silloth, lies the village of Abbeytown – you could be forgiven for not giving it a second glance as you drive between its two larger neighbours.

Last updated 23 January 2013
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