Nuclear waste could be buried in vaults deep under Dartmoor and Exmoor, MPs say. The waste from the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station and from Plymouth’s 13 rusting nuclear submarines must be stored underground for up to 1,000 years until the radioactivity decays. Now a cross-party group of MPs investigating the Government’s search for an underground radioactive waste facility has refused to rule out national parks such as Dartmoor and Exmoor. The site of the “geological disposal infrastructure (GDI)” facility has not been decided.
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The article below was published by Open Democracy in 2013. At that time Friends of the Lake District were conspicuous by their determined absence during the long hard campaign to stop “Steps Towards Geological Disposal” from 2008 to 2013. . Now in 2018, we really hope FoLD campaign to stop a nuclear dump ANYwhere under Cumbria rather than continue to say as they did last night on the goggle box that “the National Park is not the right place” That leaves a whacking BIG foot in the door for the rest of Cumbria and is just what government want to divide folk.
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