Geological Disposal & Jobs

There have been a few media stories placed by those interested in selling the plan to bury the UK’s nuclear waste in Cumbria, which have suggested that the scheme would create a vast number of jobs and bring economic wealth to West Cumbria. Cumbria Trust has analysed the plans and compared them with international experience of building a repository to identify the types and likely number of jobs that would be created. The long term employment from the repository is likely to be in the region of 200 workers by comparison with equivalent operations abroad, i.e. those who are not trying to sell the scheme to Cumbrians. This is similar to a large supermarket.

Cumbria Trust 4th Nov 2013

 

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