The NDA has today announced that it expects to nominate land near Sellafield, Wylfa, Oldbury and Bradwell, for consideration under the Government’s Strategic Siting Assessment (SSA) process to identify sites suitable for nuclear new build. Whilst the NDA is not proposing to develop new nuclear plants itself and will not seek planning permission, it expects to nominate land into the SSA process in order to enhance the value of its land and in turn generate income which will help fund the decommissioning programme.
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The Government will call for potential sites to be nominated next Tuesday, and publish the criteria it will use to assess the suitability of sites
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More than £2 billion could be pumped into the Cumbrian economy and 10,000 jobs created as Sellafield looks set to house a new nuclear reactor. The Nuclear Decommissioning Agency confirmed today it expects to nominate Sellafield, Wylfa, Oldbury and Bradwell as potential sites for new nuclear power stations.
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Three reactors could be built in the West in a new wave of nuclear power stations with Oldbury to be nominated for a plant. The South Gloucestershire site would join Hinkley in Somerset, where two reactors are being planned – although anti-nuclear campaigners yesterday vowed to fight the plans. Gordon Brown indicated his firm support for the new generation of nuclear power when he visited Sellafield, in Cumbria, where there could be two new plants.
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The NDA plans to nominate four of its facilities as potential sites for new nuclear power stations next week.
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Gordon Brown today welcomed proposals for a new nuclear station at Sellafield as he made a visit to the site. The prime minister’s trip to the site came after the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) announced its willingness to provide land for the building of two nuclear stations on land adjacent to Sellafield
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THE way was cleared yesterday for a new nuclear power station in Cumbria. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) agreed to the use of land next to the Sellafield complex. Prime Minister Gordon Brown welcomed the proposals.
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A government decision to rush through a scheme indemnifying a US-led private consortium who took over Sellafield from any liability for a nuclear accident is to be investigated, the Speaker of the Commons, Michael Martin.
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Plans to build a new nuclear reactor at Oldbury moved a step closer today after it was picked as a preferred sites for the first wave of new stations. More than £2 billion could be pumped into the local economy and 10,000 jobs created if the bid is successful, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said after the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, which operates and cleans up state-owned sites, selected the South Gloucestershire location.
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A NEW nuclear power station could be built next to the existing Wylfa station on Anglesey, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said last night. The NDA said it was “nominating” land near Wylfa – together with three sites in England – for consideration under the Government’s Strategic Siting Assessment process.
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LAND close to a former nuclear power station in Essex was yesterday earmarked as a potential site for a new reactor – sparking concerns from local campaigners. There will be serious opposition to any new power station on that site – it is highly dangerous and very close to the communities of West Mersea and Colchester.
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Siemens, Europe’s largest engineering group, plans to pull out of its nuclear joint venture with France’s Areva in yet another blow to the often strained FrancoGerman attempts to build industrial partnerships. The German conglomerate notified state-owned Areva this week of its intention to exercise its option to sell its 34 per cent stake in Areva NP, the nuclear engineering arm of the French group, people close to the situation said.
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Plans for the development of new nuclear power stations in the UK are gathering pace with two Scottish utilities becoming the latest companies to join forces to participate in the programme.
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The clean-up of a decommissioned US nuclear weapons plant has unearthed one of the oldest known samples of man-made plutonium.
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Russian nuclear power equipment and service provider Atomstroiexport has been awarded the contract to build Belarus’s first nuclear power station at its border with Lithuania, reported Reuters. Belarus had earlier considered bids from French company Areva and Westinghouse-Toshiba. Belorussian government officials had favored Atomstroiexport to win the tender as it was ready to proceed with the project and also provide financing, according to the news source.
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Bulgaria’s parliament gave the government a mandate on Friday to start talks with the EU Commission on the possible restart of two Soviet-era nuclear reactors. Deputies voted in favour of seeking to restart the reactors to compensate for fuel shortages caused by the loss of Russian gas supplies this month, during Moscow’s row with Ukraine over gas prices.
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Western powers believe that Iran is running short of the raw material required to manufacture nuclear weapons, triggering an international race to prevent it from importing more, The Times has learnt. Diplomatic sources believe that Iran’s stockpile of yellow cake uranium, produced from uranium ore, is close to running out and could be exhausted within months. Countries including Britain, the US, France and Germany have started intensive diplomatic efforts to dissuade major uranium producers from selling to Iran.
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