UK restarts search for area to host highly radioactive waste

The UK government is expected to begin a nationwide search for a community willing to host an underground nuclear waste dump to store highly radioactive material for thousands of years. The last effort hit a brick wall in 2013 when Cumbria county council, the only local authority still in the running as a host for the dump, rejected it.

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why would anyone consider burying used nuclear fuel when new reactors are being developed that will use spent nuclear fuel and that fuel will be 90% used up 

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Yeah.. um... inviting prospect. Who would want a nuclear dump in their community? Crazy. Can't they just send it into orbit?

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Falkland Islands? Or some other UK's "natural" territory 

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Other nuclear countries, such as Finland, have already started building underground stores. Scandinavians, always copy Scandinavians 

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Why not bury it under the power station. Surely if the geology is right to build it, then its right to store the consequences

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13 minutes ago, Joanna said:

Falkland Islands? Or some other UK's "natural" territory 

The Argentine Government would have something to say about that.

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Don't forget agreements to ship radioactive material, avoiding a hard border in Ireland, getting enough permits for UK hauliers to drive in the EU, aviation safety, policing intelligence...

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Government will provide £42m offer to communities which take radioactive waste...

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I vote for California.

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