A CAMPAIGN group has said it is ‘shocked and disappointed’ after councillors agreed plans to store more nuclear waste at Bradwell.

Magnox applied to Essex County Council to remove a planning condition barring it from storing waste removed from other power plants at Bradwell.

The intermediate level waste, which would come from Sizewell in Suffolk and Dungeness in Kent, typically consists of sludge, sand, gravel and metal.

It is likely the waste would be transported by train and road.

Last month Essex County Council’s development and regulation committee approved the plans by five votes to two.

Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group (Banng) objected to the proposals and attended the meeting where vice chairman Barry Turner spoke.

Member Peter Banks, who attended the meeting, said: “For me and the BANNG team I travelled with it was both shocking and disappointing.

“However, on reflection that personal disappointment is tempered with the determination to do much more.

“We all know that what looms on the horizon is massive.”

The decommissioning process at Bradwell Power Station started in 2002, 40 years after it started to produce nuclear energy, and could continue until 2019.

China General Nuclear Power Corporation has agreed to build a nuclear plant on nearby land and says construction could start as early as 2023.