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Ok, I'm back. Several hours of painstaking listening to them waffle on how it will benefit the area financially and boost tourism.
They pretty much said the deals been done and that the meeting was just to make it look like they had consulted the public, they even took photos as proof! lol.
Well, alright, they never said anything along those lines, but I pretty much got the impression thats what it was about.
Location seemed to be the main issue, Sellafield was agreed right round the room as 70% of the material is already there, but there is to be two areas.........the main "above ground" offices and what not, then an underground facility about 1000(!) metres down and 1km in size.
One of the questions they asked was if we thought there would be an issue if the underground part went over into the protected national trust area of the lake district, which, as it is underground, is open for discussion.
Apparently the government (oh the anti-government comments been thrown around made me chuckle) have looked into all other methods of using and / or storing the material and this is the most cost effective method.
Construction will be done over the next 15 years and storage / management over the next 100, after which it we be sealed off and apparently be self sustaining!
As for the Nirex comment by a previous poster, this picks up where it left off, Nirex said West Cumbria was geologically unsuitable for this type of project, but now we (apparently) have the technology and know how to do it.
After 6 hours of listening to that, I need a coffee and fag..............