Nuclear petition attracts 10,500 supporters

More than 10,500 people have so far signed a petition calling on the government to honour pension protections for those working in the nuclear decommissioning sector. It was started by Prospect union in response to the start of a consultation this week on reforming two final salary pension schemes for nuclear decommissioning workers. The proposals […]

Sellafield nuclear clean-up cost £67.5bn – and still rising

The cost of decommissioning the Sellafield nuclear site has reached £67.5 billion and there’s no indication of when it will stop rising. A new report by the Public Accounts Committee showed around £1.6 billion of public money is being spent at the site every year but is not convinced the taxpayers’ are “getting a good […]

Union ‘confident’ nuclear waste facility will go through

Unions across the country are “disappointed” with Cumbria Council’s decision against building a nuclear waste facility in the area but some are “confident” it will go through. The response follows a no-vote from the County Council Cabinet members on Wednesday as they withdrew from the process of finding a host community to build a £12 […]