Capenhurst on MoD list to store radioactive waste from nuclear-powered submarines

These are links to a new set of concerns about the use of the Capenhurst plant.

Capenhurst Nuclear Services shortlisted to store radioactive parts from nuclear subs

Nuclear submarine storage site shortlist agreed

Capenhurst on MoD list to store radioactive waste from nuclear-powered submarines

Nuclear-powered submarine waste could be destined for Wirral

Dump nuclear submarine waste in England, says Scottish government

Holyrood rules out nuclear sub radioactive waste dumping in Scotland

5 thoughts on “Capenhurst on MoD list to store radioactive waste from nuclear-powered submarines”

  1. Is there any information about what form of transport will be used for these obsolete subs reactors from down south to Capenhurst?

  2. As far as we know it will be by low loaders, as there is no rail access to the Capenhurst plant.

  3. New deep coal mines to be implemented in Cumbria has been reported, to create local jobs.
    When the coal is extracted, the coal mines may potentially be back-filled with nuclear waste, perhaps”low-level” danger nuclear waste; authorities have kept silent about this.
    Does Cumbria council effective want a deep underground nuclear waste repository in its backyard ?

  4. Beware the new coal mines to be started in Cumbria. Once the coal is extracted, it will be tempting for authorities to use the coal mines as repositories for nuclear waste, despite the geology being unsuitable for such purpose in the long term.

    These Cumrian coal mines will be conveniently placed relatively close to Sellafield. There is the Windscale/Calder Hall reactor to be decommissioned, so what is more convenient to store bits of reactor parts in the coal mines when backfilling them after the coal has been extracted.

  5. My comments above regarding the Cumbria coal mine have been confirmed to be what the UK Government is intending via recent appointments. Technically, the idea of storing nuclear waste in exhausted coal mines is insane in view of the unstable geology in Cumbria and a risk of nuclear waste leaching out over the long term via groundwater. In such case, it will be extremely difficult to rectify the problem when geological tunnel collapse has occurred. I have no confidence that members of Cumbria County Council are remotely aware of the issues involved.

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