Cumbria Trust has long believed that the national geological screening process would simply be a charade before the government returns to Cumbria to bury its nuclear waste. According in-Cumbria.com this morning, it appears that our worst fears have been confirmed. Apparently, energy Minister Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe has decided not to wait for the results of the screening process, before indicating that west Cumbria is almost certainly the chosen location according to this article from in-cumbria.com What was supposed to be a decision based on geology and local democracy, appears to have already been made without concern for either. If this is the case, it cannot and indeed will not go unchallenged.
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The Government has underlined its commitment to the nuclear industry and reaffirmed plans for a nuclear waste repository, almost certainly in west Cumbria Energy Minister Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe hailed a “nuclear renaissance” when she addressed the Office for Nuclear Regulation Industry Conference on Tuesday. She said: “It feels like we are seeing a renaissance in the nuclear industry. “With the recent signing of the Hinkley Point C contract, a clear signal has been sent – nuclear will continue to play a significant role in our future energy mix.” In a reference to NuGen’s plans for a power plant at Moorside, Sellafield, she added: “We’re going further, with proposals to develop 18GW of nuclear power across six sites in the UK.”
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