North West Wales 6 November 2017 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-41859751 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel How the £10bn Wylfa Newydd power station would manage and dispose of nuclear waste is the subject of a consultation.It will look at how the station on Anglesey would discharge, transfer and dispose … [Read more...] about Nuclear waste scrutiny for Wylfa plans
How nuclear waste is disposed
Tory ministers were slammed after they refused to rule out burying nuclear waste under national parks. The government’s statement was branded “absolutely shocking” by Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas. It comes more than five years after Cumbria County Council rejected a bid for an underground storage unit under the Lake District. Since then ministers have continued their search for a home for the Geological Disposal Facility. Labour peer Lord Judd asked ministers to promise national parks, protected areas and areas of outstanding natural beauty will be excluded from the search. But energy minister Lord Henley said he was “not excluding” those areas yet while a National Policy Statement is finalised. He insisted: “Development for a Geological Disposal Facility should only be consented in nationally designated areas in exceptional circumstances and where it would be in the public interest to do so. “Even if such development were consented, … [Read more...] about Tory ministers refuse to rule out burying nuclear waste under national parks
Romney Marsh could become the country’s first nuclear waste site.Folkestone & Hythe District Council (FHDC) has asked the Government for more information on its Geological Disposal Facility (GDF).The proposal, to build a radioactive waste site the size of 22 Wembley Stadiums up to 1,000m underground in the UK, is currently out to consultation with councils.Stored in concrete or metal containers for 120 years, the site would be sealed off and left to become safe over thousands of years.And district Cllr David Godfrey, cabinet member for special projects “would feel comfortable” with it on the marsh.He has asked the Government for more details and how communities could engage with the project.“I find it dismissive how people who live with nuclear power on their doorsteps are so opposed to having what appears to be an intrinsically safe method of storage.“Personally I’m quite comfortable with it.“We need some more information on this, it … [Read more...] about Kent to house nuclear waste site?
Five years ago today Cumbria County Council, representing several Lake District and coastal communities, blocked Government attempts to develop a subterranean geologic repository for long-lived radioactive waste. Last week the Government launched the latest attempts by ministers to resurrect this process, with a new 897 page public consultation, Working with communities: implementing geological disposal.(www.gov.uk/government/consultations/working-with-communities-implementing-geological-disposal) Ministers have now decided backing “communities” with significant multi-million pound financial incentives or compensation is the new approach. In the consultation document, local MP and energy minister Richard Harrington wrote: “We believe the best way to select a site for a geological disposal facility is in partnership with communities.” He adds “Building and operating a geological disposal facility is a multi-billion pound, intergenerational, national … [Read more...] about Letter: Nuclear waste on roads?
COMMUNITIES in Wales are being given the opportunity to volunteer to have radioactive waste buried underneath them in exchange for up to £2.5 million a year. But no community will be forced to host a geological disposal facility, or GDF, – which will see 650,000 cubic metres of waste, enough to fill about half of Cardiff's Principality Stadium, buried up to 1,000 metres underground over a 150-year period – without local support. The programme is seeking to identify a single appropriate site in Wales, England or Northern Ireland to be used as a geological disposal facility for all radioactive waste from the three countries. Scotland is developing its own arrangements. The waste, about 95 per cent of which is in England, will mostly consist of sludge and reactor parts, along with components of x-ray machines and other radioactive machinery, all of which will be safely packaged before being buried. About three per cent is created by the defence sector, including … [Read more...] about Communities in Wales offered up to £2.5m a year to host radioactive waste burial site