Cost of closing nuclear plants likely to rise
The cost of closing and clearing up Britain’s old power stations could go up by billions of pounds.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority released its annual report yesterday which included predictions for spending on the decommissioning over the next century, known as the “Nuclear Provision”.
The NDA is tasked by the Government to run the clean-up of old plants like Sellafield in Cumbria and Dounreay in Scotland, at a total of 19 nuclear sites.
In its report, the organisation emphasises costs are being trimmed while chief executive John Clarke said lifetime costs – which the NDA defines as everything needed to completely decommission a site including making it ready for future use – are “reducing”.
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Source: Energy Live News