Concerns over nuclear plans

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Proposed underground nuclear waste site Photo: ITV Meridian

One of the world's leading experts on nuclear safety says proposals for a massive underground nuclear waste dump on the Kent coast are "ludicrous and highly dangerous."

Ten thousand residents of Romney Marsh are being sent letters asking for their views on establishing a £12 billion disposal centre near the exisiting Dungeness power station.

John Large, who advises the UK Atomic Energy Authority, says using marshland at high-risk of flooding would be "reckless in the extreme."

The vast nuclear dump - safeguarding more than a thousand jobs - would store waste from power and weapons production.