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Plans to build fast reactor at Sellafield come a step closer

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:15 am    Post subject: Plans to build fast reactor at Sellafield come a step closer Reply with quote

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The Independent - 02/04/12

A radical plan to deal with Britain’s plutonium waste – the biggest civil deposit in the world – has come a step closer with a legal contract to test the feasibility of building an American nuclear fast reactor on the Sellafield site in Cumbria.

Britain’s own fast-reactor programme was abandoned two decades ago and yesterday it was announced that the fast-reactor site at Dounreay in Scotland will be dismantled by 2025 at a cost of £2.7bn.

However, The Independent can reveal that nuclear officials have signed a feasibility study to investigate the possibility of building an American-designed fast reactor to “burn” the plutonium waste on-site at Sellafield.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're a day late if that was meant to be an April fool.
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