New government proposals could see radioactive waste kept at the sites of old nuclear power plants and not disposed of in special dumps because it’s a cheaper option. Officials claim international radiological standards would still be maintained and that sites would not be left in a dangerous state. Experts are divided on the issue, however, with some warning it’s an “appalling choice” and evidence of a government with no long-term plan for nuclear waste. Currently radioactive material goes to the UK’s only low-level waste (LLW) site at Digg, Cumbria, which is nearly full.
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