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Britain's nuclear stockpile set to soar - Baker

February 2, 2004 12:00 AM

Commenting on a Department for Trade and Industry document, which reveals that Ministers are set to allow nuclear waste to be stored in Britain, Norman Baker MP, Liberal Democrat Shadow Environment Secretary, said:

"This is a shocking suggestion, deliberately released while the media's attention is elsewhere in an attempt to bury bad news.

"The UK already has large amounts of intermediate and high-level waste and this will simply add to the stockpile.

"Yet again, the Government is bending over backwards to help the nuclear industry, irrespective of the cost to the taxpayer or the environment."