GUEST BLOG BY DR BECKY MARTIN
Well that’s it folks, nuclear waste dumps are now nationally significant infrastructure projects. The decision has been taken away from the local authorities and placed in the hands of the secretary of state and is now wide open for corruption. The chance for intense scrutiny and public accountability has gone. It will be boreholes a-go-go (no doubt keeping the fracking industry quite happy as well), while they look for a good place to dump their responsibility to the next generation and beyond. Of course, they may have already found the spot they want in Cumbria and this legislation will allow them to claim it. The party at NuGen et al., and all the weapons manufacturers must be in full swing this evening, they now have carte blanche to generate as much waste as they please.
Apparently there will be a ‘positive test of community…
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