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Tackling the UK's nuclear legacy

 
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Ballard



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:30 pm    Post subject: Tackling the UK's nuclear legacy Reply with quote

As ministers ponder the future of Britain's nuclear power industry, one plant in the mountains of Snowdonia has never been busier.

Every day more than 500 staff and contractors turn off the scenic A470 trunk road linking north and south Wales, to pass through the gates of Trawsfynydd power station.

The place is a hive of activity, including major construction work to create a new building alongside the two giant cube-shaped 51m high reactor towers, which stand out starkly against the stunningly beautiful landscape.

Nothing unusual in this - except that Trawsfynydd has not generated a Watt of electricity in nearly fifteen years.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4700106.stm
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biffvernon



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooops - how did they get it wrong?

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The cost of cleaning up the UK's nuclear power plants could be more than ?70bn, according to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
The authority's previous estimate of the cost was ?56bn.


More at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4859980.stm

And they spin this as a 'good thing' because it increases the value of the clean up company Exclamation
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