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Strong local Council opposition to Hartlepool plan for hosting Britain’s nuclear waste dump .

Talks on multi-billion pound nuclear waste facility in Hartlepool stall amid lack of council support. Talks over Hartlepool potentially becoming home for a multi-billion pound development to store large amounts of nuclear waste underground have stalled.

Presentations on the controversial development for a Geological Disposal Facility were led by leaders of
Hartlepool community organisation The Wharton Trust earlier this year (2020). But the issue is unlikely to go any further after the leader of Hartlepool Borough Council and other political leaders spoke out strongly against it. ………………….

Councillor Shane Moore said: “I want to be absolutely clear with residents that I do not support any proposal to create a site for the disposal of nuclear waste here in Hartlepool and it is disappointing to hear that people are still trying to push this.

“I am not prepared to be the council leader that started the ball rolling to turn my hometown into the nuclear waste dump of the United Kingdom and frankly I don’t care how many pieces of silver are being offered.”

 Hartlepool Mail 30th Dec 2021

https://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/environment/talks-on-multi-billion-pound-nuclear-waste-facility-in-hartlepool-stall-amid-lack-of-council-support-3509138

January 1, 2022 - Posted by | opposition to nuclear, UK, wastes

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