More than 500 people attended a meeting in Keswick to discuss their opposition to
the idea of burying radioactive waste being buried under the Lake District or the Solway.
Cumbria County Council, Allerdale Council and Copeland Council are to vote on whether the Government should include West Cumbria in a list of sites being searched for a a new underground repository for high-level radioactive waste.
A quarter of West Cumbria was ruled out of the site search by a preliminary report of the British Geological Survey in 2010.
Seventy five per cent of the area left is within the national park.
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