If we invest in nuclear power, what do we do with the waste?

The chancellor announced new support for nuclear power when he unveiled his budget this week.

Jeremy Hunt said expanding the UK’s nuclear capacity was vital to meeting the country’s net zero obligations.

But experts are warning that new generation of reactors should not be built until we know what we are doing with the country’s existing nuclear waste.

Scientists hoping to bury nuclear waste deep underground have vowed that plans won’t go ahead without local support.

Highly radioactive material equivalent in size to 6,500 double decker buses is currently stored above ground at 20 sites around the UK.

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