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By prospect   January 2007

Small nuclear explosion

The government has revised a key part of its nuclear power strategy without anyone noticing—it has closed Nirex, the independent nuclear waste body. A credible waste disposal strategy is needed if the public is to be persuaded to support a new generation of nuclear power plants. Back in 2005, that was part of the reason for removing the responsibility for disposal from the industry (companies like BNFL) and creating Nirex. Now the disposal issue, including the question of building a repository, has been given back to the industry via the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. It is all very…

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