As Cumbria Trust reported previously a consultation which aims to define how communities will work with the siting process for geological disposal was launched in January. We have serious concerns about this consultation. It appears that areas which volunteer are potentially trapped within the process for up to 20 years. For all the talk of volunteers having a continuous rights of withdrawal, the document paints a much darker picture of coercion and a supposed partnership where the real power rests with one party. We have highlighted four examples of paragraphs which are of particular concern below.
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