Nuclear waste to be moved through the county and stored at Bradwell

A library picture of Bradwell power station

A library picture of Bradwell power station

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NUCLEAR waste will be transported through Essex to be stored at Bradwell power station, it has emerged.

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority wants to take the waste from Dungeness power station and store it at Bradwell until 2040.

Containers will be taken by train to Southminster, then loaded on to lorries and delivered between this year and 2018.

Maldon District Council remains against the importing of nuclear waste to Bradwell and is seeking compensation for local residents.

A report by Phillip Rowson, the council’s development and projects manager, said: “Asamatter of principle, officers consider that the local community must be adequately compensated for the importation of a significant quantity of intermediate level waste at the Bradwell site.

“The compensation should also reflect the inconvenience created by increased movements on the local road network and disturbances at the railhead associated with the management of the waste.”

No set amount has been requested, but officers say it should be “direct and proportionate”

to the savings made by the decommissioning authority and the disturbance caused and site security needed at Bradwell.

Officers also want detailed information about how the waste would be safely transported and assurances it would not be stored overnight at the railway station.

There is also concern about the 100 lorry journeys and whether the rural roads would cope.

Residents can comment on the plans until January 31 at http://nda.gov.uk/news/preferred -options-facilities-magnox-ltd.cfm

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3:57pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Bramble1979 says...

Suppose it's got to go somewhere.

Wherever it goes no one is going to want it, whatever the compensation it will never be enough!
Suppose it's got to go somewhere. Wherever it goes no one is going to want it, whatever the compensation it will never be enough! Bramble1979
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2:50am Thu 16 Jan 14

Boris says...

Bramble1979 wrote:
Suppose it's got to go somewhere.

Wherever it goes no one is going to want it, whatever the compensation it will never be enough!
And that is why we certainly don't want a new nuclear power station, at Bradwell or anywhere else. Nuclear power stations must be phased out.
[quote][p][bold]Bramble1979[/bold] wrote: Suppose it's got to go somewhere. Wherever it goes no one is going to want it, whatever the compensation it will never be enough![/p][/quote]And that is why we certainly don't want a new nuclear power station, at Bradwell or anywhere else. Nuclear power stations must be phased out. Boris
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11:18am Sat 18 Jan 14

stevedawson says...

Fracking hell.
Fracking hell. stevedawson
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2:31pm Sat 18 Jan 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

stevedawson wrote:
Fracking hell.
Its the way he tells them!!!
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: Fracking hell.[/p][/quote]Its the way he tells them!!! A Very Private Gentleman
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