Plan to store nuclear waste in beauty spot

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PROPOSALS were announced yesterday to store nuclear waste in one of the most scenic and unspoilt parts of Britain.

Omega Pacific has revealed it is considering using underground tunnels in a secluded valley in Pembrokeshire, west Wales, to store intermediate and low grade waste.

The Irish-Anglo company tried yesterday to claim it was merely considering the option, which had been suggested by an, as yet, unnamed third party. However, the proposals have been condemned by environmentalists as an "inappropriate and madcap scheme".

Omega Pacific plans to use 60 tunnels that until recently made up the largest weapons store in Europe. The company bought the site at Trecwn, near Fishguard, from the Ministry of Defence last year.