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Nuclear Site Moves ’12 years ahead of plan’

Submitted by on April 5, 2011 – 8:24 amNo Comment

The Nuclear Decommission Authority has given the go ahead for Bradwell to move into the care and maintenance stage perhaps up to 12 years ahead of the original plan.

The authority’s new business plan, which has been out for consultation for four months, gives Bradwell £71million for the new financial year, an extra £20million on the 2010/11 allocation.

The move could reduce the lifetime costs at Bradwell by £230million but the “optimised” programme will also mean staff numbers will fall quicker in the long term even.

Dick Sexton, Bradwell site director, said while safety remained his highest priority he was looking forward to the community benefits: “Acceleration has significant benefits for the local community, work force, government and the industry.

For the complete article, please visit: http://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/localnews/8954650.Nuclear_site__moves_12_years_ahead_of_plan_/

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