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UK government reveals plans to bury up to 5 million tonnes of nuclear waste in a 650ft pit in the English countryside within the next 10 years

Up to five million tonnes of nuclear waste could be buried in a shallow pit beneath the English countryside, according to a new government strategy.

New plans show that a ‘near-surface’ facility dug less than 650ft (200m) below the surface could be used to hold some of the UK’s less dangerous nuclear waste.

The location for the pit has not yet been revealed, but the Government says a facility could built in England or Wales within the next 10 years.

The plans are aimed at easing pressure on the UK’s 17 nuclear waste disposal plants which are currently struggling to handle seven decades of accumulated waste.

However, a solution for the UK’s most dangerous nuclear waste won’t be ready for at least another 25 years.

The proposed facility is planned to hold intermediate-level waste which is considered to be less hazardous than extremely radioactive material like plutonium.

A spokesperson for the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) told MailOnline this could include: ‘Materials like graphite, stainless steel and other ferrous metals.’

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