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Radioactive nuclear waste sites “not wanted in Wales”: objections to landowners offering their sites.

Radioactive nuclear waste sites “not wanted in Wales” says Anglesey AM

By Dale Spridgeon 1 Apr 19, WE don’t welcome radioactive waste sites in Wales says Anglesey’s AM Rhun ap Iorwerth.The Plaid Cymru Shadow Minister for Economy and Finance is urging Local Authorities in Wales to respond to a consultation by Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) before the consultation closes on April 14.

In a question to Welsh Government Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths Mr ap Iorwerth raised his own and constituents’ concerns that the consultation process being undertaken by RWM, as they seek a site for a Geological Disposal Facility to bury radioactive waste.

Mr ap Iorwerth said: “Constituents of mine have raised concerns that there is an effort here by Radioactive Waste Management to move towards a less open consultation process.

“I also have a number of concerns regarding the consultation process.

“My main concern is that it is possible for one landowner or one business even to express an interest in make an application to express interest in hosting a site for radioactive waste disposal.

“I think that is totally unacceptable, especially in the context where Local Authorities may have long since said they don’t want such sites in their area, as Isle of Anglesey County Council has done.

“If a Local Authority has said they don’t want a disposal site in their area then that should be the end of the matter.

“Councils in Wales should be declaring clearly between now and the end of the consultation on April 14 that we don’t welcome permanent geological waste sites here in Wales.”

April 1, 2019 - Posted by | General News

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