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Government relieved over nuclear waste dump decision

Environment Minister Phil Gawne has welcomed news a huge nuclear dump won’t now be created just across the Irish Sea from the Isle of Man.

Plans to built a £12 billion underground dump for the UK’s radioactive waste in the Lake District were abandoned after Cumbria County Council voted against the scheme this week.

One of the sites under consideration was on the Solway Firth, less than twenty miles from the Island’s North coast.

Mr Gawne says the Manx government had opposed the plans from the start:

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