Cumbria County Council will not be looking for a waste site

West Cumbria will not host a site for high level nuclear waste.

Cumbria County Council cabinet members decided they did not want to move forward with the process.

At the Copeland Borough Council meeting the executive voted in favour 6-1, but the county council decision has ruled out west Cumbria completely.

"We are extremely disappointed by the Cumbria County Council's decision and will look at their reasoning before seeing if there's anything we can do. "

– Copeland Borough Council leader Elaine Woodburn

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No nuclear waste site for Cumbria

Cumbria County Council have decided that west Cumbria will not host a site for high level nuclear waste.