Nuclear waste debate continues

Councillors in Cumbria are set to discuss whether the county should host an underground nuclear waste store at a meeting in Kendal later this morning.

The county's cabinet members will decide in October whether to put west Cumbria forward to the next stage of the process and look for a site.

The government asked for communities to volunteer areas to come forward to discuss burying waste, west Cumbria has declared an interest but it will be decades before building work gets underway.

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Nuclear waste debate

Cumbria County Council's full council will discuss whether west Cumbria should go forward to the next stage of a process which could see nuclear waste buried in the county.