A letter address to the Chief Executive of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, outlines the reasons why Northern Ireland is not being considered by the British government. “Northern Ireland does not have any higher radioactive waste and there are no plans for Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) in Northern Ireland,” the letter from Lord Duncan, parliamentary under-secretary of the state of Northern Ireland, to Roger Wilson read. “The management of radioactive waste is devolved. “Any future policy decision on geological disposal in Northern Ireland would be a matter for the NI Executive and would be subject to community agreement and planning and environmental consents. “The UK government and the Welsh government have recently launched a new process to identify a suitable location for a geological disposal facility which is being undertaken in England and Wales only. Northern Ireland is not participating in this process.” Earlier this year, there were reports that several tourist sites across Northern Ireland were among the potential locations – including south Armagh and the Mourne Mountains.
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