YCND welcomes Council vote on South Holderness nuke dump plan

YCND welcomes Council vote on South Holderness nuke dump plan

Yorkshire CND welcomes the recent overwhelming decision by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to withdraw South Holderness from further consideration as a potential location for a high-level radioactive waste dump. This follows the work of many local campaigners and a cross-party alliance from the council on the matter.

It’s important to note that Energy Minister Graham Stuart MP’s opposition to nuclear power only seems to have happened when a nuclear waste dump is proposed in his own backyard. In his role as Energy Minister, he has been pushing the nuclear agenda and even advocated a £102 million government funding package that backed nuclear innovation in the UK. On the matter he wrote that “This funding package will strengthen our energy security, by ensuring we have a safe and secure supply of domestic nuclear fuel services – while also creating more UK jobs and export opportunities.” So, according to Graham, we need nuclear power to help our energy security and job market, but that will, of course, mean that we need a nuclear waste dump – but not in his constituency, where none of his voters want it.

We will continue to campaign for not just wanting a nuclear waste dump out of East Yorkshire, but for no nuclear waste dumps anywhere in Yorkshire and beyond.