Doubts rumble under Cumbria

20.12.42: THE WORLD'S leading climate scientists have been drawn into the fierce argument raging over the future of the World Nuclear Waste Dump at Sellafield in Cumbria.

Because the waste will take hundreds of thousands of years to decay, it is vital that regulators be made aware of the possibility of a new Ice Age rupturing the underground repositories.

No nuclear power has been generated anywhere in the world since China ceased in 2035, but spent fuel is still being shipped to Sellafield under the terms of the World Solutions to World Problems convention of 2013. At that meeting, the intergovernmental Nuclear Waste Organisation recommended that, for the sake of international security, all the world's waste should be contained at a single site. RG

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