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Cumbria vrs Kent for nuclear waste?

How an underground nuclear waste store could look in Cumbria Photo:

For years West Cumbria has been the only place in the country to show interest in building an underground nuclear waste store.

But a competitor for the controversial twelve-billion pound project has emerged.

A District Council in Kent says it wants to consults its residents about building a site, because of the government money and jobs it would bring with it.

Campaigners opposed to the store in Cumbria have welcomed the move by Shepway Council. They hope it will start a national conversation on the issue.

However, Copeland MP Jamie Reed fears for the future of west Cumbria's economy without the opportunity to host the £12bn nuclear dump.