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Monday, 01 September 2014

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Lillyhall waste plan on display

People will get a chance to have their say on plans to dispose of low level radioactive waste and to extend operations by 15 years at Lillyhall’s landfill site.

FCC Environment, which runs the site, will hold a public exhibition in Distington to present proposals for a planning application to be submitted to the county council this spring.

The exhibition will be held at Distington Community Centre, on Church Road, from 1pm to 8pm on Friday, February 22.

There are also plans to reduce the amount of waste deposited at Lillyhall and to revise restoration plans for the site.

Andrea Borwick, project development manager at FCC Environment, said: “Changes in the waste management industry, and changes in the way we deal with waste as individuals, means that we no longer need to send as much waste to Lillyhall as originally envisaged.

“By gaining agreement to accept low level waste we are providing a commercial option for producers of such material in the region.

“This will also help alleviate reliance on the national facility at Drigg.”

She said the company had written to about 2,000 homes with information about the exhibition.

FCC Environment will also submit an environmental permit application to the Environment Agency.

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