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Search restarts for area to bury nuclear UK waste

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The British government has upped the ante in its attempt to find a suitable underground burial site for its nuclear waste. After the first attempt in 2013 was blocked by residents in a rural area of Northwest England, ministers are offering up to 5 million pounds a year to any local community that agrees to house the radioactive tomb.

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France has faced similar opposition to its plans to build a geological disposal facility between Paris and Strasbourg, despite experts insisting it’s the safest way to allow the waste to break down.

Nik Martin has this report on where the UK’s high level nuclear waste could be buried.

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