Nuclear vote may hit Sizewell C bid

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Councils in Cumbria had expressed an interest in developing a long-term storage plant near the Sellafield site – however members of the county council’s cabinet voted 7 -3 against pressing ahead with plans for a £12billion waste store in the west of the county.

Suffolk county councillor with responsibility for planning, Guy McGregor, said the vote could affect the development of Sizewell C. He said: “We have made it clear there needs to be a plan for the long-term disposal of nuclear waste before there is further development there, and this is a significant setback to that.”

Mr. McGregor added: “We cannot just have nuclear waste stored indefinitely in the cooling ponds – we need to know what the future is going to hold for it.”

From EADT 31.01.2013