Will your community be volunteering to host nuclear waste?

The Welsh Minister for Natural Resources, Alun Davies is publishing a call for evidence on the disposal of higher activity radioactive waste, and is seeking views on the current Welsh Government policy and on the various options it might consider in the future.

Alun Davies said, “I want to reassure people that even if we did decide to review our policy for the disposal of radioactive waste this would not necessarily result in radioactive waste being disposed of in Wales or indeed any other part of the UK. Any future disposal facility would depend on a host community voluntarily coming forward.”

What might encourage a community to volunteer? Prosperous communities certainly won’t be coming forward. Leaving only the less well off as potential volunteers.

Click here if you would like to respond to the consultation.