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2013-03-19 23:01:26

As part of its updated business plan, the NDA currently has an annual expenditure of almost £3 billion a year. £1.3 billion of this enters the supply chain at various levels below the SLCs, delivering massive opportunities for decommissioning service providers. (PRWEB) March 19, 2013 To advance the latest industry developments and learn from the first-hand experience of others, Sellafield´s supply chain experts will be meeting with key decommissioning organisations...

2010-02-17 12:30:00

After Over $50 Billion Spent by U.S., Japan, Russia, UK, India and France, No Commercial Model Found; High Cost, Unreliability, Major Safety Problems and Proliferation Risks All Seen as Major Barriers to Use. PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hopes that the "fast breeder"- a plutonium-fueled nuclear reactor designed to produce more fuel than it consumed -- might serve as a major part of the long-term nuclear waste disposal solution are not merited by the dismal track...

2009-06-10 04:00:00

FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that it has signed information technology (IT) outsourcing contracts with five UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) companies and the Civil Nuclear Police Authority (CNPA). The six contracts, which each have a five-year term, have a total estimated value of $50 million (31 million pounds sterling). At the time of signing, the CNPA was provided IT services by the UKAEA, as it was the organization's previous...

2008-09-30 06:00:30

By JOHN ROSS THE waters of the Pentland Firth are set to become the epicentre of Scotland's future in renewable energy with the equivalent power of 20 conventional stations, according to Alex Salmond, the First Minister . On a visit to Caithness yesterday, Mr Salmond also made it clear that any move to have the Firth, considered to be one of the best tidal energy hotspots on earth, designated under environmental regulations would not stand in the way of the energy revolution. The...

2008-07-25 12:00:48

By BRIAN DONNELLY SCOTLAND'S environment watchdog has supported plans for a new low- level waste store to be built near the Dounreay nuclear site. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency accepted the proposal with conditions on how it is built and future monitoring of its use. Highland Council is still considering an application lodged by Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL), but the support from Sepa represents a significant development. Friends of the Earth Scotland has supported...

2008-07-04 00:00:25

DRILLING for oil at Scotland's first landbase rig has begun - as prices rocketed to a record high yesterday. The pounds 10million project - using a curved well to get under the seabed - got under way at Lybster in Caithness as the oil price in London hit a record EUR146 a barrel. If successful, the project could boost the ailing Caithness economy, which is being hit by the decommissioning of the Dounreay nuclear plant. Operators Caithness Oil, with partners Reach Exploration, say they...


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