Location for controversial Lincolnshire nuclear waste site revealed
New details have emerged regarding a proposed location for a nuclear waste site on the Lincolnshire coast.
A former gas terminal in Theddlethorpe, was identified as the first potential location last summer.
Radioactive Waste Management confirmed it is in discussion with Lincolnshire County Council about using the former ConocoPhillips Gas Terminal as a Geological Disposal Facility.
Now an update has confirmed that the site is just one of two locations being considered for conversion into a ‘Geological Disposal Facility’ (GDF).
Jon Collins, Independent Chair of the Theddlethorpe GDF Working Group, said: “We also listened to the views expressed locally, including at the face-to-face events we ran last year.
“It’s important to stress no decision has been made on whether a GDF will be built in this area.
“This is only the beginning of a long conversation over many years about what’s right for the area”.
According to RMW the multi-billion pound project would create thousands of local jobs, but the process required a community to give clear consent.
“If the community doesn’t want it, it won’t be built,” added a spokesperson for RWM.
Updates to follow.