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Radioactive dump forced to shut
Quarry protestors
The site has attracted protests by concerned families
A dump used for the disposal of radioactive waste is being forced to close.

For decades, Rolls-Royce has been using a quarry near Crich in Derbyshire to dispose of hazardous material.

The dump is sited near homes and local people mounted a long-running campaign to have it closed.

Government ministers have now signed a document from the Environment Agency to stop the tipping - and the waste will be taken to a sealed site in Cumbria.

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