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Nuclear new build will save Copeland, says MP

The only way Copeland can survive the brutal budget cuts it faces is by hosting a new underground nuclear waste repository, says MP Jamie Reed.

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I note that no one has mentioned that all the geological surveys have proved that West Cumbria is totally unsuitable for an underground repository for nuclear waste, so why does Copeland Council still want to condemn the Ennerdale Valley and the rest of Cumbria to a contaminated wasteland?

Posted by M B on 3 December 2012 at 10:03

I was at this meeting. To be honest.and speaking as an outsider yes it was hijacked by the nuclear lobby. I sat at the back and watched as various pro nuclear lobby group spokespeople were given preference to speak. They even appeared to have mapped out the seating ro have them every 10 chairs or so. Have to say hats off Jamie i was impressed. But that's just politics these days and just the way it is. What shocks me more is this. That given the obvious huge local concern about the cuts in Copeland the hall was no were near being full. If your concerned or interested in shaping your communities future then do more than just comment on here and think your involved. Oh and by the way Cumbria doesn't start at Whitehaven and stop at Sellafield. That's just the part you can see glowing on a dark night ;)

Posted by Garry on 28 November 2012 at 10:32

The only people not wanting Nuclear facilities round here likely have too much money or dont like work. Some of us rely on the nuclear industry and looked after correctly it can be safe

Posted by Dave on 27 November 2012 at 22:29

Without A Nuclear site it wont only be Whitehaven that becomes a ghost town it will be most of the county. What do people want round here more charity shops and people relying on charities or hope that our children can look forward to at least a future.

Posted by dave on 27 November 2012 at 22:25

not everyone wants it I DONT FOR 1 its only the people that work at the nuclear site do. go dump it somewhere else

Posted by andy cap on 27 November 2012 at 16:31

The alternative to nuclear is not wind power. The alternative to nuclear is coal and gas. Wind power is here to stay. It is the base load power generation that is up for debate. Take your pick, nuclear or fossil fuels.

Posted by Jack on 25 November 2012 at 17:19

Is it not that Mr Reed is just spelling out our only option?
Is it not the ConDem government who have made the cuts on our already struggling town...expecting that we would then be desperate for a lifeline?
Mr Reed is a local lad and I expect Copeland means a lot to him and his family who still live here. Seeing as he is a Labour MP and not pushing the wishes of Cameron, I expect, being more in the know then most people, he is pointing out that there are no other options left?

Posted by Bailey on 25 November 2012 at 16:14

The new energy bill allows nuclear operators unprecedented public subsidies, so the cost of nuclear is a bottomless pit while the real wealth and energy generating renewable industries are undermined. madness!

Posted by Marianne Birkby on 25 November 2012 at 12:23

nuclear is needed..what is the viable alternative..grotesque windmills that blight the landscape and bring no benefits to the county..cumbria has the skills in place to proceed with any nuclear establishment..the benefits will be huge..as long as some sort of "local workers" initiative is implimented we will all feel the benefits..

Posted by pro nuclear on 24 November 2012 at 12:12

Well, Jamie Read's statement giving the option of suffering from expenditure cuts or accepting a nuclear dump is the most blatant example of moral blackmail I have ever seen from a hard-line supporter of nuclear-stick to your guns

Posted by J.Fulcher on 23 November 2012 at 13:23

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