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Nuclear store process finished in west Cumbria - Government

The Government has ruled out the prospect of an underground nuclear waste store being created in west Cumbria.

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Fantastic news, a great weight off peoples shoulders. What was the point of spending more money in stage 4 to find the perfect site, (assuming the experts in the BGS were idiots and got all there previous studies wrong) and then not being able to proceed with the build because the majority of people oppose the very idea.

Lets wait and see how many others come forward to accept this, there are some deprived areas down south but even they won't be bribed into having this dumped on them.

Posted by Roy on 13 February 2013 at 20:11

I see you all still dont get it,everyone was happy before the vote,, Because you all thought it was a done deal to move to stage 4,,CCC represents the whole of Cumbria,,Thank goodness we have level headed people on the Council who locked at it from more than false promises..Now can we get all the dummys picked up of the road out of Whitehaven,its taken an age to get home,,,,,

Posted by Bill on 6 February 2013 at 13:12

How can the Government just "throw away" the results of years of research ( not to mention taxpayer's money ) - Stage 4 must be completed. This will give us most of the answers necessary to make an INFORMED decision. If the answer comes back that a GDF (geological disposal facility) is not advisable in Copeland then that’s the end of MRWS in this area. Do not forget: a) the technology to SAFELY store nuclear waste underground was developed decades ago, and b) a Stage 4 report "positive" does not remove the right of withdrawal.

Posted by Alan Moore on 5 February 2013 at 10:29

So, Barry, if you are right and I'm not saying for one minute that you are, what has all the years of tourism done for the west of the county where all this deprivation is rife as you say? It might be alright for what I call the pretty, pretty, part of the county but what has it achieved in the west over all these years?

Posted by Geordie on 3 February 2013 at 12:31

Very good decision by CCC which should be upheld as any decision like this involves the whole of Cumbria. Radioactivity does not adhere to borough boundaries.

Posted by Eileen Clark on 2 February 2013 at 23:55

I am utterly sick to death of the ignorant people on here who assume that everyone who objected to the Dump is 1. A hippy 2. On the dole 3. Not Cumbrian 4. A Lake District second home owner 5. A nimby 6. Uninformed or over emotional. 7. From down south
I've got news for you : we are just ordinary Cumbrians and we live here too! I am proud that I actively protested about this travesty and while doing so was called all sorts of things including a skiving dole scrounger and repeatedly told to go get a job-which I find hilarious and just a little bit sad considering I have worked all my life and set up my own business a few years ago as well as doing loads of volunteering. So can we all stop making ignorant comments please. And by the way, if the work ain't there, try making your own -that's what I did when I got made redundant....

Posted by Said no and NOT a hippy on 2 February 2013 at 20:45

Eddie Martin Is a hero! no matter what subsequent speeches and decisions he makes, the 30th Jan will forever be a marker in the soil of Cumbria....a marker saying "Cumbria's soul will not be prostituted for a mess of pottage"
In Australia jobs were promised ....turns out to be 6 jobs for security to watch the waste bubble to the surface

Posted by Marianne on 2 February 2013 at 18:52

We do not need to be expert hydro-geologists.
Professor Neil Chapman of the NDA commented at a recent Cumbrian Nuclear conference that the 'hydro-geology' is a problem. He is a man of international standing, who is a driving force in finding a location for a UK GDF. He was heavily involved in the search in Cumbria. Both he and Dr Jeremy Dearlove of the MRWS partnership were aware that it was unlikely that a suitable location would be found in Cumbria.

If you have quarrel with the comments regarding the geological suitability of Cumbria, perhaps you could take it up with them? Or alternatively, the International Atomic Energy Authority guidelines on suitable locations for GDFs may be worth a look. Step 1: areas of complex geology should not be considered! Cumbria has highly complex geology. It is also wet, mountainous, made of fractured rock and experiences regular seismic activity.
It should not be considered as a suitable location for underground storage of nuclear waste. You can ask the experts, or alternatively any layman capable of looking at the lakes and fells whose presence contravenes the siting of any such facility nearby

Posted by fionio on 2 February 2013 at 18:44

SS as you can see from my comments it was aimed at the councils and wasn't directed towards anyone in particular. Today I would like to point out the CCCC is an elected body by the whole of cumbria to represent Cumbria and not just the wards the in a certain area such as Copeland and Allerdale. Today I hear that both councils are saying the CCCC dosn't represent the views of the west?? Well I do believe West Cumbria have people on the CCCC and yet it was still defeated. This is what I call Democracy

Posted by John Miller on 1 February 2013 at 20:34

Judging by some of the comments on here this Nuclear Dump was going to employ a lot of people. There would be no one left to man the shops and other facilities needed to support these thousands of jobs as they would all be down at the 'dump'.

How many was it going to actually employ when it was finished? 50?

Posted by Richard on 1 February 2013 at 14:22

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