UK flags off controversial plan to bury nuclear waste on the ocean floor

UK flags off controversial plan to bury nuclear waste on the ocean floor

If the environmental community and experts were already reluctant to back Japan’s decision to dump 1.4 million liters of radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean, this time they are outraged by the United Kingdom’s plan. burying nuclear waste on the ocean floor,

Through a press release, the British government stated that this release “represents a sustainable solution to the most active radioactive waste in the United Kingdom (…), One that will preserve toxins for hundreds of thousands of years,

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The idea lies in the Irish Sea near Cumbria—a deep underground repository to store the world’s largest reserves of untreated nuclear waste: it Contains over 100 tons of plutonium,

Started on 27th July seismic studies in that area to find out if the area is suitable for the storage location.

Although exploration began this weekend, analyzes go back to early July, when Hundreds of people from the city of Copeland demonstrated against the projectBecause of the sound effects of the seismic shots the whales and dolphins are absent from the place.

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Contrary to the government’s position, which indicates that a geological final disposal (GDF) is “internationally recognized as the safest long-term solution for this type of waste; Being one in the UK will create guaranteed jobs and investment for the host community,

Environmental effect

in detail Guardian Plans to release waste from the Sailfield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria, in a letter shared by Marine Management Organization campaigners, free from rules,

President of the Nuclear Free Local Authority (NFLA) and leader of the Green Party, David Blackbunraydetailed that “additional scientific research could lead to advances that could mean treating radioactive waste to make it less toxic in a shorter amount of time. Throwing it into a hole in the ground or below sea level eliminates this possibility.,