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01Oct92 UK: NIREX TO PROVE SAFETY OF PROPOSED NUCLEAR UNDERGROUND STORE AT SELLAFIELD.

Nuclear waste disposal company UK Nirex last week changed tack in its fight to get planning permission for an underground store at Sellafield. The company now hopes to prove the safety of the proposed site by building a rock laboratory 800m underground.The decision means the 2005 opening date may be pushed back well into the following decade.

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