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Nuclear dump 'virtually certain' to be eroded

A Cumbrian nuclear dump site is 'virtually certain' to be eroded by rising sea levels, according to the Environment Agency.

A document seen by The Guardian newspaper says waste from the Drigg Low Level Waste Repository, near Sellafield, is going to start leaking on to the west Cumbrian shoreline in a few hundred to a few thousand years.

The operators of the site say it will take a thousand years to erode and claims that even if waste is exposed the impact will be 'very low'.

The Environment Agency is also reassuring people that it is currently safe.