ENVIRONMENT Agency chiefs have concluded a wind farm planned for Oswaldtwistle Moor would have no affect on nuclear waste buried nearby.

Hyndburn Borough Council invited the agency to comment on the planning application after residents raised concerns that disturbing a mine formerly used as a dumping site would release radioactivity.

Belthorn residents are concerned that windfarm vibrations might upset the stability of Belthorn mine or affect the nuclear waste containers dumped in the 1950s at a site a couple of kilometres from the proposed wind farm.

The Environment Agency said radioactivity was at a ‘very low level’ and would not be affected by the proposal.