Nuclear decision: Councillor quits senior role, minister hints at police probe into 'intimidation'
Published at 13:49, Thursday, 07 February 2013
A senior Cumbria county councillor has resigned from its executive following a decision not to search for locations for a nuclear repository.
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The inquiry into this decision is extremely dodgy Mr Reed and his cohorts lost the vote and seem determined to carry on until they get their way.
The statement that the majority of Copelands people want the nuclear dump ignores the fact that the majority of Cumbrians do not want the dump, if it was put to all the people in Cumbrian to vote on then and only then would it be a fair vote, would Mr Reed then accept the outcome, as for it affecting a new nuclear power station build then again do the majority of Cumbrian want this given the safety record of the present sellafield set up.
What most amazes me is just how much difficulty the supporters of building a nuclear waste dump in Cumbria have experienced in being able to hear the size and scale of the NO. Eddie Martins speech to CCC and his letter to Ed Davey are very balanced. Read them, then read them again. There is no "anti nuclear"vote voting "no" to everything. The case for re-exploring the already excluded fractured geology around Sellafield was always weak. There was no evidence ever presented of a willing community. What has now become apparent is that some individuals would do absolutely anything to get this dump, including submitting new laws to overturn democratic process. This really does not sound like a safe, scientifically based and objective process.
Surely as majority of the waste has been moved to Sellafield for long term storage already it makes sense to have the geological facility in Cumbria or a surrounding county. The vote that has dennied it is very short sighted as the waaste will have to be transferreed to the final area when agreed of the geolical facility and in moving the waste you will create far greater hazard and a massive increase in possiblity of an accident. This in turn could create far bigger problems in Cumbria than being known as a nuclear store.