Radioactive waste can be stored in underground vaults at a depth of between 200m (656ft) and 1,000m (3,280ft)
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Cumbria council votes against nuclear waste repository

Further investigations into building a £12bn underground nuclear waste store in Cumbria have been rejected.

Cumbria County Council vetoed a move to "Stage 4" of the search for a site for the radioactive waste facility.

The council voted seven to three against continuing with the plans.

The BBC's Alison Freeman spoke to Dr Ruth Balogh, from Friends of the Earth, who was 'delighted' with the outcome.

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