Copeland Borough Council's executive have decided in favour to go through to the next stage and look for a site.
However, they must also have a yes vote from Cumbria County Council.
Motion to continue to Stage 4 carried 6-1.
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.