Nuclear Waste Jobs 26/05/11

AN average of 550 jobs generating £3 billion worth of wages over 140 years will come to any area which can take a deep nuclear waste repository. A study by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has illustrated the employment and economic benefits which can result from having an engineered underground facilities which would solve a major disposal problem. Says the study: “The highest employment rate during the £12 billion project would come during construction and the early operations stage, when workforce numbers will rise to more than 1,000 staff. Most of these will be directly employed at whatever site is chosen.”

Whitehaven News 26th May 2011

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