July 2007
Ecologist;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p8
The article focuses on the British government's proposals for dealing with its stockpile of nuclear waste. According to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, the proposals are incoherent and opaque. But the Committee's call for more investment came as new reports showed that budget cuts have set back planned decommissioning for Harwell and Winfrith power stations from 2018 to 2023. Reduced revenue from several British plants that are either shut down or running at reduced capacity has meant belt-tightening on behalf of nuclear operators, and redundancies are expected.


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