Nuclear Waste Store to be built at Chapelcross

Chapelcross will be home to a nuclear waste store Credit: PA

The owners of the Chapelcross nuclear site have asked Dumfries and Galloway Council if an environmental assessment is needed before they build a nuclear waste store on the site.

The Chapelcross site ceased generating power in 2004.

Magnox Limited are hoping to build the storage unit in the next two to three years, as a final step in the plant's eventual closure.