IT seems that Port Clarence may become the latest site to be chosen as a nuclear waste dump.

In 1983, the Anhydrite Mine in Billingham was proposed as a suitable site for the dumping of nuclear waste and the plans were firmly rejected after strong opposition.

Then in 1985, four villages, further south, were chosen as potential sites for a nuclear waste dump. They were Elstow, Fulbeck, Killingholme and Bradwell. Their communities were horrified too and protested with equal vehemence. The sites were quietly withdrawn.

The mayor of Teesside, Ben Houchen and Alex Cunningham MP are now on the case – however we suggest that the strongest voices, as a matter of urgency, need to come from the community of Port Clarence.

Fred and Barbara Jones, Billingham.