The Forecast for UK’s Coast: Radioactive

Andrea Germanos, staff writer, Common Dreams – Environment Agency warns “the expected evolution scenario” for nuclear dump in Cumbria is flooding, erosion   New revelations reveal a near certain threat of flooding and erosion that will cause radioactive pollution from a coastal nuclear waste dump in the UK. In operation since 1959, the Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) near Drigg in Cumbria houses nuclear waste from the nearby Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site in addition to military, hospital and oil industry nuclear waste. An Environment Agency (EA) document dated 9 January 2014 and provided to the Guardian states, “It is doubtful whether the location of the LLWR site would be chosen for a new facility for near-surface radioactive waste disposal if the choice were being made now,” and adds that leaking onto the shoreline from the dump will happen “a few hundred to a few thousand years from now.” More...

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