Villages say no to N-waste
Last updated at 12:14, Thursday, 12 April 2012
THREE parish councils close to Sellafield have said an initial ‘no’ to West Cumbria being explored to find a suitable place to site highly radioactive waste.
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I think it's a little naive to think that only a handful of local boroughs should have a say on this. It is not just a Copeland matter. This issue reaches far out across all Cumbria to Scotland and down in to Lancashire and to the Isle of Man. We should all have a say. It's being treated like a local planning issue when in fact if God forbid something went wrong with the place in the next 24,000 years the whole area for hundreds of miles might be devasted. Whether your living 5 miles away or 50 with nuclear it makes no difference.
I'm sure that there's a multi-millionaire in or around the London area with a few thousand hectares he can spare, store it down there.
I think the people of cumbria need to realise that we are not just getting waste from our nuclear industry,we will as reported be storing more"exotic" waste as has previously been reported,this will no doubt be from japan,the only problem is our councils cannot see past their greedy noses,of course it needs stored but if this waste lasts thousands of years surely someone has the foresite to build a state of the art storage area on suitable ground,not just think of a half baked idea,that only sees pound signs in front of it.You say it will bring benefits to the area it will, only to the people who work their no-one else,this needs to be built in a remote area suitable to store it,cumbria is not that place.