30/01/2013

Cumbria County Council Veto Nuclear Waste Facility

Cumbria County Council has rejected a proposed £12bn underground nuclear waste store.

The council vetoed any further investigation, “Stage 4”, of sites for the radioactive waste facility.

“Stage 4” would have included detailed geological investigations and discussions over the social and economic implications.

The county council ruled out Allerdale Borough, although that council was due to vote on the issue.

Copeland Borough Council voted in favour the plans.

Seven votes to three were cast against continuing with the plans.

Cumbria council leader Eddie Martin said it was the "most courageous and pivotal decision" the council could make.

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