There is and can be no SITE X …not anywhere. The technology does not exist to contain radioactive waste deep underground. But the UK government needs to be seen to have a “final solution” plan in order to facilitate making much more dangerous wastes with new build. For that reason we refuse to answer “CONsultations” or join “partnerships” that seek to co-opt those who are opposed. Our policy is to continually voice our opposition to the whole shebang by raising awareness through actions, campaigning and through correspondence with those in power. There are however many ways to oppose the Geological Dump and Dr David Lowry, of the Nuclear Waste Advisory Associates(NWAA)-UK and Senior international research fellow of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies has written an excellent submission. With his kind permission we have republished it here. Our only real quibble is the second to final paragraph “A GDF is also highly likely to deter in both economic growth- including house building and associated infrastructure- as its location, and multiple transport routes funelling into the location, would blight any local community in its vicinity ( unless it is near Sellafield).” The area around Sellafield is admittedly already blighted by Sellafield – but the cumulative blight from a GDF would be adding vicous insult to injury. It is rarely acknowledged that the area around Sellafield is incredibly beautiful and includes many landscape, wildlife and historic features of local and international importance.
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