The final report on the process of building an underground nuclear storage facility in or around Cumbria is being drafted today.
Allerdale Borough Council, Copeland Borough Council and Cumbria County Council will use the information to decide whether or not to take part in the search for a possible site for the nuclear waste.
The idea would involve moving some of the enormous amounts of nuclear waste at Sellafield to underground sites to be stored for hundreds of years.
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