MPs have given the go-ahead to plans which could see nuclear waste buried deep in vaults beneath national parks. The Government has launched a search for an area to site an underground radioactive waste facility.The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee backed the Government's approach and decided against calling for national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs) to be excluded.The cross-party group said 'in our view it is right for safety matters to prevail over environmental concerns in this case'.It added that existing planning safeguards would prevent 'intrusive developments and environmental damage'.The 10 national parks in England - along with three in Wales and two in Scotland - include the Peak District, which was the first to gain official designation on December 28, 1950.Emma Marrington, of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, said: "We hope the government will look again at how inappropriate geological disposal facilities would be in designated … [Read more...] about Could the Peak District National Park become a burial site for nuclear waste?
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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
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?
Science & Environment 14 January 2018 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/science-environment-42652937 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Plastic waste is "one of the great environmental scourges of our time". These are the words of Prime Minister Theresa May, who has pledged to ban all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042.About … [Read more...] about What is your chosen supermarket doing to fight plastic?