RADIOACTIVE waste from the controversial Sellafield nuclear plant is set to be disposed of in Hampshire, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Under a proposal out to consultation today, ten trucks a year would make the 350- mile journey from Cumbria to an incinerator in Fawley, on the edge of the New Forest.

Each truck would carry about 40 barrels of low-level radioactive waste oil to the Spanish-owned facility.

Up to 100 cubic metres of radioactive waste would be sent to Hampshire each year, a spokesman for Sellafield said.

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The radioactive waste consists of contaminated lubricate, hydraulic and engine oils from the Cumbrian site.

The first load, which is likely to travel down the busy M3, M27 and A326, could arrive as early as next spring.

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