Nuclear waste proposals rejected

Proposals to dispose of nuclear waste in space or at sea have been rejected from the latest shortlist of options being consulted on by the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management. The UK is set to produce 470,000m3 of radioactive waste with nowhere to dispose of it, the committee warns. It suggests that the best long-term alternative is to bury the waste deep underground. The consultation, which forms part of a wider public and stakeholder engagement programme, will run until 27 June, with a final report due next summer.

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