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UK govt offers compensation to “nuclear dumping” communities, but not to communities endangered on nuclear transport routes

David Lowry 1st Jan 2019 In his article on burial of nuclear waste in what he describes as an atomic ‘dungeon’, anenvironment correspondent writes that “To provide an
incentive to hosting the dumping ground, the selected area will be given
between £1million and £2.5million a year for community projects, the
Government said.” Although this financial offer has been dismissed as a
bribe by several campaigners in communities they fear may be chosen, it
would provide a measure of community compensation for the disruption caused
by such a massive infrastructural development.

But what ministers have refused to do is to offer similar risk compensation “danger money” to
communities along transport routes from the current location of the
radioactive waste, to the facility needed for conditioning and packaging,
and then to the community or communities hosting a deep underground
geological disposal facility (GDF).

January 5, 2019 - Posted by | general

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