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UK government may site nuclear waste sites in Northern Ireland

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beanaseireann Wed 06-Feb-19 07:40:01

shock Is this true?
I read it on Broadsheet.
I'm hoping it's 'fake news'
Can they really do that - transport nuclear waste across the Irish Sea and dump it in the north of Ireland ?

Auntiepatricia Wed 06-Feb-19 07:41:34

They bloody better not!

beanaseireann Wed 06-Feb-19 08:50:50

I sincerely hope not too.
It seems to have gone under the radar with the mainstream media, that's why I hoped it was "fake news" or something put out to befuddle even more, Brexit, backstops et all.

RuggerHug Wed 06-Feb-19 16:45:29

........what the actual COCK?!?!?!?

I bloody hope that's made up..

beanaseireann Wed 06-Feb-19 18:36:20

Check out Broadsheet - it apparently comes from Gov UK - National Geological Screening for a GDF - Northern Ireland.
It would be up to the Executive in Stormount to allow it but in the absence of an Executive...........

beanaseireann Thu 07-Feb-19 18:51:45

The Irish Times have picked it up.
If I were living in Newry ( one of the locations suggested) I'd be very 😡

Apileofballyhoo Thu 07-Feb-19 18:53:00

Typical Tories.

Chocolatepeanuts Fri 08-Feb-19 16:50:26

Yes its true. Tyrone has been suggested as well. Fuckers.

beanaseireann Fri 08-Feb-19 18:18:29

Why is it getting so little publicity ?
Will it be slipped in as the politicians bicker over Brexit ???

Chocolatepeanuts Sat 09-Feb-19 12:35:54

Its starting to gain publicity in the north only now. I have no idea why!

Chocolatepeanuts Sat 09-Feb-19 12:36:22

....i mean why it has taken so long.

beanaseireann Sat 09-Feb-19 14:18:47

Chocolatepeanuts
I'm not in the North but some of my family are and I just hope people will wake up and shout "You're not using Ireland as a dumping ground."
Could you spread the word too.

bellinisurge Wed 13-Feb-19 06:28:41

It's sickening.

EdithWeston Wed 13-Feb-19 07:07:33

www.gov.uk/government/collections/geological-disposal-facility-gdf-for-high-activity-radioactive-waste

The waste still has to be dealt with, regardless of which shade of government.

What wouid be a better range of options?

(Veteran of anti-Nirex campaigns in the 1980s, btw)

beanaseireann Wed 13-Feb-19 07:45:12

Why should Ireland be a dumping ground for nuclear waste from Britain ?

bellinisurge Wed 13-Feb-19 07:47:41

It's pretty much as simple as that @beanaseireann . I agree.

beanaseireann Thu 14-Feb-19 17:28:04

EdithWeston
Northern Ireland doesn't have nuclear power plants to my knowledge.
Ireland doesn't have nuclear power plants.
There were marches against siting one in Carnsore Point Wexford decades ago and it wasn't built.
Why should a separate island have nuclear waste dumped on it.
Forget Brexit I think the threat of nuclear waste being dumped in NI might bring about a Border Poll quite quickly !!
I can't believe how under the radar this news is.

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