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UK govt offers up to £2.5million to prospective “nuclear dustbin” communities

Daily Mail 1st Jan 2019 Towns and villages are offered up to £2.5million to become Britain’s
‘nuclear dustbin’ and bury masses of radioactive waste near their homes.
Hundreds of tons of radioactive nuclear power station waste needs to be
stored a kilometre – roughly 3,000ft – deep in the ground. The facility
will need to hold 750,000 cubic metres of waste – enough to fill three
quarters of Wembley stadium – and will cost an estimated £8billion to
build. 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. The sweetener comes after the last attempt
to find a nuclear burial ground flopped in 2013 – following five years of
consultations – when Cumbria county council rejected the plan. It is
expected the process to find a site will take 20 years, and it will take
ten years to build. It will then need to remain safe for up to 200,000

January 5, 2019 - Posted by | UK, wastes

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