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Ricky investigates nuclear waste

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Plans to build a huge underground bunker in Cumbria to store nuclear waste have been voted down by the county council.

The next stage would have been to search for a suitable site for the city-sized dump and look at the impacts, but that won't happen now.

Nuclear power is used to produce more than one sixth of the UK's electricity.

But the radioactive waste can remain dangerous for thousands of years.