15 Feb '12, 12pm

Battlelines drawn as Cumbria residents square up over nuclear waste

Battlelines drawn as Cumbria residents square up over nuclear waste

It was tea, biscuits and polite exchanges inside the county courthouse in the Cumbrian cathedral town of Carlisle, but the conversation was entirely nuclear. A small group of community members had come to this drop-in consultation to ‘have their say' on whether or not an underground nuclear waste repository should be built at an as yet unchosen site somewhere in West Cumbria. Large display posters were hung up outlining the safety, geology and environmental issues surrounding deep repository - the government's preferred long-term solution to managing its store of 631,000 cubic metres of intermediate and high level nuclear waste.

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Fukushima: the social impact of a nuclear disaster

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theecologist.org 15 Feb '12, 12pm

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