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A day after Cumbria County councillors voted to stop the search for an underground nuclear waste store in the county there are claims that it could still be built.
At the moment 70 per cent of Britain's nuclear waste is stored above ground at Sellafield.
The trade unions there and some local politicians are looking at ways of re-starting the process.
Watch the full report from Tim Backshall below.
Allerdale Borough Council have voted yes to look for a nuclear waste disposal site in west Cumbria.
The voting carried a 5-2 majority.
Protestors who were backng the nuclear waste disposal site campaign are disappointed with Cumbria County Council's decision:
Protestors campaigning against the nuclear disposal site for west Cumbria are ecstatic with the decision:
The leader of Cumbria County Council, Eddie Martin, has spoken about the nuclear waste decision:
There have been mixed reviews over Cumbria County Council's decision to rule out west Cumbria as a nuclear waste disposal site.
Below are some of their views:
"Delighted, so many people have worked hard to get this decision. Well Done! common sense has prevailed"
"We only need Carlisle City Council to refuse development of Carlisle Airport and this county is stuffed"
"This is a very sad day for the future of west Cumbria"
"I think we are too small a country to have a nuclear waste site, should be in places like the unpopulated extremes of Russia"
The Allerdale Borough Council meeting at the Wave Centre in Maryport is now underway.
Councillors from the executive are listening to, and answering questions from, members of the public ahead of their decision.
Legally, they had to hold this meeting, despite knowing that the Cumbria County Council decision means west Cumbria will not look for a site to bury highly radioactive nuclear waste.
West Cumbria will not host a site for high level nuclear waste.
Cumbria County Council cabinet members decided they did not want to move forward with the process.
At the Copeland Borough Council meeting the executive voted in favour 6-1, but the county council decision has ruled out west Cumbria completely.
The search for an underground nuclear waste store in Cumbria has been abandoned.
Geoff Besworth from the Solway Plan Against Nuclear Dump campaign group explains why they are AGAINST the nuclear dump:
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Councillors will decide whether to look for a site to bury nuclear waste. We look at the arguments AGAINST going forward in the process.
As 24 councillors prepare to decide whether west Cumbria should look for a possible site to bury nuclear waste we look at the arguments FOR.