Fresh attempt launched to find burial site for nuclear waste

A renewed attempt to find a community willing to host deep underground storage for high-level nuclear waste was launched by the government yesterday

Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant, Cumbria
Sellafield nuclear fuel reprocessing and nuclear decommissioning site, Cumbria

A renewed attempt to find a community willing to host deep underground storage for high-level nuclear waste was launched by the government yesterday.

Announcing the move in a parliamentary Written Ministerial Statement, energy minister Richard Harrington reiterated the government’s position that a geological disposal facility (GDF) was a better solution for the long-term storage of nuclear waste than the current situation, whereby the waste is stored at various locations, which require constant maintenance and protection to keep them secure.

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