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County wide Referendum for Geological Nuclear Waste Facility

We the undersigned petition the council to To undertake a County Wide Referendum on the matter of whether this County wishes to be a "volunteer" community to site a Geological Nuclear Waste Disposal Facility (GDF).

Many local parishes and town councils across Cumbria are saying NO to continuing with the Managing Radioactive Waste Safely Partnership (MRWS) process, recognising the flawed process of community volunteerism when much better geological sites exist within the UK.

The issue of managing Radioactive Waste is of National importance and sites should be found with the best geological characteristics. Such sites exist in other areas of the UK and have already been identified. Site selection should be based on best scientific principles and not based on finding an acquiescent community where communities rely upon the nuclear industry for employment.

This ePetition ran from 07/03/2012 to 25/03/2014 and has now finished.

348 people signed this ePetition.