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Friday, January 30, 2015

Residents get chance to look at AWE radioactive waste proposals

Trfalgar class SSNResidents who live near the AWE sites in Aldermaston and Burghfield have been taking a close look at proposals to store radioactive waste from decommissioned submarines at both sites.

The bases are among five shortlisted locations where the waste could be stored for at least 25 years.

Twenty-seven submarines are set to be dismantled, and the waste which is generated will need to be stored until at least 2040 before it can be transferred to a geological disposal facility.

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