Winsford Salt Mine
The Winsford Salt Mine is already an operational
facility for storing toxic waste. It has easily enough space to take all the UK's radioactive
It has been described in a
Sunday Times Investigation
and in Ed Conway's book "Material World". It
is located near Manchester and
Liverpool. It is solid geology, cut into rock salt.
Just a few points.
- There are 138 miles of roads
- It has an Environmental Agency permit to store waste, which carries a 50,000 year environmental
- There is 2m cubic metres of space set aside for waste. 60 football pitches stacked 7
metres high; yet this is only a small fraction of the available space.
- The facility is already in use for the storage of both toxic waste (which, unlike radioactive
material, will not get safer with time) and secret documentation.
There is so much more in the article.
This looks like a perfect, already built and running,
repository for radioactive material. Never mind multi million or billion pound spends.
Last updated: 7 Dec 2023 12:26:52