Ministers gamble on new £6bn Sellafield plant via The Independent

By Steve Connor, Science Editor

Monday, 10 October 2011

The Government is preparing to announce the construction of a new multi-billion pound nuclear fuel plant at Sellafield just weeks after an identical facility had to be closed because it was unfit for purpose.

Officials have advised ministers to reject a “third way” of dealing with Britain’s civil plutonium stockpile – the biggest in the world – and forge ahead with a second mixed oxide (Mox) fuel plant at Sellafield costing up to £6bn.

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