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