Western Daily Press, 22 October 2007

Campaigners are hosting a meeting near Hinkley Point nuclear site tomorrow about the long-term disposal of the UK 's nuclear waste stockpile. The Government has backed the idea of a single deep depository somewhere in the UK to contain the country's high level nuclear waste.

Next year its advisers, the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM), is expected to write to local authorities across the country asking if a community will volunteer to house the atomic store.

Action group Stop Hinkley, which campaigns against the nuclear industry, has now co-organised a public meeting tomorrow in Watchet, west Somerset.

Guest speaker will be Pete Wilkinson, who sat on CoRWM and is also a founder member of Greenpeace UK.

He will talk about some of the dilemmas and problems involved with the long-term disposal of high-level nuclear waste.

A spokeswoman for the Department for the Environment said no decisions had been made about where the deep repository will be built, and neither is there a shortlist.

The meeting will take place at the Methodist Hall in Harbour Road, Watchet, at 7.30pm tomorrow.


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