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Row over nuclear waste dump proposal in Kent via guardian.uk

Romney Marshes mooted as site for Britain’s first store of high-level radioactive material by Shepway council in Kent

A furious row has broken out among local politicians over a proposal to build a nuclear waste dump in Kent.

Romney Marshes is being mooted as a site for Britain’s first store for high-level radioactive materials by members of Shepway district council but the move has infuriated the leader of Kent county council and a local MP.

“Let’s not sell Romney Marsh short; I believe it has and deserves a better future than being the dumping ground for all of Britain’s high level nuclear waste,” said Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe, on his own website.

“Shepway council has started a consultation to ask whether residents want to find out more about building this underground storage facility here and my view, and that of the Marsh’s county councillor Carole Waters, is that the answer should be ‘no’.”

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