Blog: Cumbria County Council says no to nuclear repository plan
Cumbria County Council has voted 'NO' on progressing to the next stage of the decision process over plans for an underground nuclear waste facility in Cumbria.
- Allerdale Council also voted 'NO' to involvement in the plan.
- Copeland Council had voted 'YES' but needed county council backing to continue.
- If built, the facility would have contained the most toxic nuclear waste in the UK, some of which is already currently stored above ground at the Sellafield site. A likely multi-billion pound 'community benefits' package would have been available if the project got the go ahead.
- Stay on this page for reaction to today's 'NO' vote.