The Welsh Government should give a firm refusal to any plans to create a site to bury nuclear waste in Wales, an assembly member has said. Anglesey AM Rhun ap Iorwerth’s comments came as a meeting was being held on Friday to discuss a Welsh Government response to a UK government consultation on the issue. It is seeking a long-term solution on where to store highly radioactive nuclear waste created in recent years. No site has yet been earmarked. The preferred option would be to build a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) to store the waste deep underground. But the Plaid Cymru AM said it would be concerning “if there is an attempt to make it easier to bring the burial of waste to Wales”. According to the Welsh Government, there is no intention to create a GDF in Wales, and no GDF would be built in Wales if a community does not choose to create one.
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