Belfast Telegraph writes: Concerns about nuclear waste disposal will need to be addressed before a new nuclear power station can be built at Sellafield, the local authority has warned.The alert follows publication of a dossier examining the feasibility of building more nuclear reactors on the controversial site, which has been the subject of environmental protests from campaigners in Northern Ireland.

A document produced by Cumbria County Council on the impact of nuclear industry practices stated: “On the issue of nuclear new build, the question of disposal of nuclear waste needs to be determined before a commitment is made to build new nuclear power plants.

“The experience of the past 50 years, where decommissioning and waste management liabilities have not been recognised until recently, is not a sound basis on which to commence a new programme of construction.” more