The official consultation on plans to build a nuclear research and disposal plant in Kent has begun.
Shepway District Council is considering whether to build the plant at Romney Marsh.
The authority says it could create jobs lost with the decommissioning of two power plants at Dungeness over the next 10 years. Campaigners say they will do everything in their power to stop it.
An expert on nuclear safety says proposals for a massive underground nuclear waste dump in Kent are "ludicrous and highly dangerous".
Shepway Council has announced a consultation process on plans for a Nuclear Research and Disposal Facility on the Romney Marsh.