Ex-Cumbrian MP: Underground dump is the responsible solution
Last updated at 11:39, Saturday, 05 January 2013
Former Cumbrian MP Lord Hutton says an underground repository in the west of the county is the responsible solution for storing nuclear waste.
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I find it amusing which comments the moderator lets through, perhaps ones that support their & CN's views?
The idea of building an underground nuclear waste facility in the Lake District is a national disgrace. The argument that there will be financial benefits for the community are bogus-these arguments were made at every stage of Sellafield's development-just look at Cleator Moor, Egremont, Whitehaven, Maryport etc to see what benefits were gained. Even the Council Tax rates are high nationally yet the area can only be described as very deprived by any standards. The only little economic hope the western lakes has is from tourism which will be totally destroyed by this development. Further, what country what think of destroying it's most beautiful and uniquie environment with such a development?
@Me2 ".... don't claim to speak for the whole of Cumbria...."Nowhere in my letter did I claim to speak for anyone other than myself, my reference to the people who work at Sellafield relates to statements in a Sellafield Workers Campaign document, and otherwise I was expressing my own opinion. However, your comment avoids the main point I was making, which is surely more relevant - that no-one, including the experts who wish to convince us to move ahead with the burial site process, knows the quantity or type of nuclear waste involved nor the level of threat involved. The process must be halted until that inventory is carried out - that's a matter of common sense and, for the Environment Agency and the local authorities a statutory duty-of-care issue.