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Come clean on nuclear waste and represent the public’s opinion

There are many different areas for debate, concern, explanation and examination that need to be dealt with before any decision is made over the possible siting of an underground repository for nuclear waste in the west of Cumbria.

Have your say

all of cumbria should have there say about the nuclear waste dump not just a few chosen places i think it is not safe and would not like cumbria to store nuclear waste would mr cameron come to live in cumbria and bring his family up here i dont think so why should we no thank you . cumbria does not want it .

Posted by mrs anne graham on 2 January 2014 at 20:06

So, we build this facility in Cumbria and it's in unsuitable geology. And we know it, but we'll put plans in place so that when the geology 'shifts' and the millions of tons of rock above the GDF start moving, we can be sure that none of the containers will get accidentaly crushed and release contamination into the water table which will be flowing through the rock. In fact, put a couple of blokes down there with it so they can move the containers to another area in case of any emergency. Yeah - that will work

So how are we going to create a cavity that does not get compromised in the first place? I know, use extra strength pit props from ACME, BnQ or even Screwfix. LoL

Posted by Prof Amber Dextrous on 2 April 2013 at 14:41

How can a company that falsified data for waste going to Japan possibly be considered even remotely suitable for long term nuclear waste storage and care.
How some people quickly forget......

Posted by kevin on 30 January 2013 at 19:33

Hey Barry it said on the news last night that the Nuclear Industry also contributes 2 billion a year to the local econamy. I was neither for nor against this plan, but out of interest i wonder how many of the jobs in the lakes are full time permanent and pay a living wage?

Posted by Tony Lopez on 30 January 2013 at 14:36

The grammar and spelling in this article is appalling!

Posted by fred on 30 January 2013 at 14:13

well the offer of millions in county aid and the creation of possibly thousands of jobs hasnt swayed the councils to give a "yes" vote..they have turned it down..

Posted by west cumbran on 30 January 2013 at 14:03

Because the geology is complex it cannot be easily understood and is therefore unsuitable. You need simple geology that can be understood and is more predictable, plus you do not want high levels of water movement underground which is found in complex volcanic geology with its many fractures and fissures, like the Borrowdale volcanics.


Posted by Angela on 30 January 2013 at 09:38

Mark, your comments reflect those of the majority of Cumbria. Just imagine the outcry if this was being proposed in say Kent, it would have been national news. Sadly the government thinks that the Cumbrians are daft enough to go along with it by offering some bribes. All we can do is to make sure that any councillor who gives support is never voted into council again.


Posted by Roy on 30 January 2013 at 09:32

I cant believe what i am reading, a nuke dump
in the most pristine part of England,Tourism
will definitly be compromised. Ex-pats and Australians already know to avoid that part England.The nuke dump will impact more.

Posted by pwmullholland on 29 January 2013 at 22:33

If BNFL was a genius organisation why was it evaporated into to ether as it were?

Posted by Michael Levington on 29 January 2013 at 20:47

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