Low Level Waste
A new nuclear waste dump which is expected to bring £1.5 million a year into the Cumbrian economy is due to open today. Vault 9, at the Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) at Drigg in west Cumbria, will store low-level radioactive waste. The site was due to be officially opened by Copeland mayor Mike McVeigh, Cumbria County Council chairman Bert Richardson, and the chairman of Drigg and Carleton parish council this morning.
Cumberland News 29th July 2010 more >>
Whenever the French are called on to justify their state-heavy approach to business, they can point with justifiable pride to what they call their fili re nucl aire. This is the assortment of businesses that design, build and operate the 58 nuclear power plants that generate 75% of France’s electricity.
Time 9th August 2010 more >>
EDF reports a 47% drop in profits.
Bloomberg 30th July 2010 more >>
Forgemasters have set Cable a nuclear deadline.
FT 30th July 2010 more >>
The so-called nuclear renaissance that was supposed to boost U.S. capacity to generate emissions- free power may stall as developers await decisions from the Obama administration on federal aid. The Energy Department in Washington needs to review proposed loan guarantees “thoroughly,” and a decision on at least one of three pending projects on its short list may be announced by the end of this year, spokeswoman Ebony Meeks said. The department increased the number of people working on the proposals to more than 120 from 10 in March 2009, she said.
Bloomberg 29th July 2010 more >>