County councils sidelined from nuclear waste dump site decisions

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Energy department policy makes district councils lead authority on locating waste dumps, which Cumbria county council says abandons big society

The government has been accused of "astonishingly undemocratic" behaviour after it moved to cut out county councils from deciding the site of a national nuclear waste dump. The stinging criticism came...

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