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.
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.