Bradwell-on-Sea identified as potential site to dump radioactive waste

Bradwell-on-Sea identified as potential site to dump radioactive waste

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority proposes use of Essex site to store intermediate level waste until 2040

Bradwell-on-Sea nuclear

The nuclear power station in Bradwell-on-Sea closed in 2002 and is being decommissioned. Photograph: Steve Morgan/Alamy

When it comes to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, the only way is Essex. Bradwell-on-Sea has been identified as a possible site to dump radioactive waste.

“Everybody was aghast when a local representative from the NDA stated that the possibility was being looked into,” Brian Beale, a district councillor for Maldon, told the Essex Chronicle. “To say this could happen when it had always been understood that Bradwell was not intended to be a site for waste, created uproar.”

Nuclear materials are already being stored at Bradwell, a former nuclear power station that closed in 2002 and is being decommissioned. The operating company, Magnox Electric, was fined £250,000 in 2009 for presiding over a radioactive leak that had gone undetected for 14 years.

Read the full article here http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jun/16/bradwell-on-sea-radioactive-waste-dump

Source: Guardian

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