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Debate widens over nuclear waste

PUBLISHED: 23:46 06 March 2002 | UPDATED: 11:29 03 March 2010

THE debate over new ways of handling of nuclear waste through Mid Suffolk has widened.

Councillors postponed discussion of a government paper on the subject of the transportation of radioactive material until all of its members can gave their say.

THE debate over new ways of handling of nuclear waste through Mid Suffolk has widened.

Councillors postponed discussion of a government paper on the subject of the transportation of radioactive material until all of its members can gave their say.

With the prospect of a new nuclear power station being built at Sizewell still very much alive, the move highlights the strength of feeling in the district over the trainloads of nuclear waste from the existing power stations at Sizewell.

They pass through the county on its way to be reprocessed or disposed at Sellafield.

Councillors will now respond to a consultation document on safely managing solid radioactive waste at a full council meeting this week.

Faced with rising amounts of radioactive waste over the next century and beyond, the council report suggests that decisions over its disposal should not be made in terms of short term costs.

The full council meets on Thursday


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