Towns and villages offered £2.5million to become Britain’s ‘nuclear dustbin’


For up to £2.5million, these squares will become Britain’s “nuclear dustbin” as hundreds of tons of radioactive atomic power station waste needs to be stored a kilometre deep in the cause. The facility will also need to hold 750,000 cubic metres of misapplication, which is enough to fill 75 percent of Wembley stadium, and it bequeath cost about £8billion to build, the Daily Mail reports. The Command said the incentive to host the dumping ground will be giving the chose area between £1million and £2.5million for community projects.

It is expected to lure 20 years to find a site and it will take 10 years to raise. 

The site needs to remain safe for up to 200,000 years.

The incentive sink in fare as the government’s last attempt to find a nuclear burial ground collapsed when Cumbria county council rejected the plan after five years of consultations. 

The irrevocable decision for the new scheme will be decided by a local referendum instead of the gathering.

Most of the nuclear waste is stored at 30 sites around Sellafield in Cumbria and encompasses 112 tonnes of plutonium, which is the most poisonous substance always created. 

It was warned in 2016 that plutonium is so dangerous it can even “self-sustain a atomic chain reaction under certain conditions”, according to the House of Vulgars Office of Science and Technology.

In order to find a site 600 skilled pike would be needed and it would “provide jobs and benefits to the economy for diverse than 100 years”, according to a Government document. 

Energy father Richard Harrington said finding a site “is a responsible public work to future generations”.

He told the Daily Mail: “The UK Government believes the safest recourse is to dispose of this higher activity radioactive waste in a geological disposal the Gents, where the waste is packaged and isolated in a series of vaults and tunnels cunning underground. 

“This will ensure that no harmful amount of radioactivity even reaches the surface.”

Nuclear affairs author Fred Pearce added:”‘Around the world nobody wants this stuff. Not in my backyard.

“They set up tried the brick fields of Bedfordshire, under the Irish Sea, abandoned Teesside well-springs, beneath the Lake District National Park – almost anywhere you be fond of to name.

“Still nobody wants the neighbour from hell.”

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