Welsh Volunteers Needed to Store Nuclear Waste for 250,000 Years

By Gary Cutlack on at

The Welsh government has got a nice little consultation running that's ideal for any remote communities looking to do their bit for the national good. The only problem is it's to do with storing nuclear waste, but apart from that it ought to benefit the area.

A site is needed to store "legacy waste" items from local nuclear plants Wylfa and Trawsfynydd, with the selling point for any community brave enough to volunteer to house the facility being annual community investment funding in the first phases of the project of between £1m and £2.5m per year. Think of all the scout huts and community centres that could pay for. You could put up a massive helter skelter for a laugh with all that money.

550 permanent jobs could be created too, hence the Welsh Government thinking that an area that's been hit particularly hard by the loss of industrial jobs may volunteer for the storage base -- although any former coal-mining sites are out, as that activity might've compromised the geographic stability. And you want nice rock for nuclear waste, especially as there's likely to be 650,000 cubic metres of it permanently housed there. [Welsh Government via ITV]

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