Wednesday, February 29, 2012

From the Net: 'World's oldest nuclear power station closes... but it will take 90 more years and £954m to clear it completely' (N. Enoch at theDaily Mail)

The world's oldest running nuclear power station was shut down today after 44 years in use - but will take another 90 years to clean up.

Staff at Oldbury Nuclear Power Station near Thornbury, South Gloucester switched off the site's only remaining reactor - which first generated electricity in 1967.

As well as the time factor, it will also cost £954million for the 175 acre site to be completely cleared, with the final stage anticipated to take place between 2092 and 2101.

It is interesting how costly is in the long run nuclear power and it never really washes away fully, you know. 

Everything looks like, well, from the 60s, you know.

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