According to new plans backed by the British government, officials could soon begin burying radioactive waste under some of the country’s national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Nuclear waste is currently being stored at above-ground facilities across the UK but it is hoped that deep geological burials will provide a long-term solution to the problem of mounting leftovers.

The plans were published in January but have now been bolstered by the support of MPs on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee. Areas reportedly under consideration are the Lake District National Park, which is located near the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria.

Nuclear burial works are said to involve building vaults and tunnels that could contain the waste deep underground, but opponents fear they will cause major damage to the surrounding landscape.

Speaking to Sky News, Emma Marrington of the Campaign to Protect Rural England said she hoped the government would reconsider the evil plans.

“We know that where such major development takes place we destroy beautiful landscapes and ruin our opportunity to pass on a beautiful piece of countryside to the next generation. / ABC Flash Point Nuclear Waste News 2018.

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