Dismantling nuclear plant to cost more

Friday, September 7, 2007

The environment ministry is considering forcing the current owner of the nuclear plant in Dodewaard to pay more towards its dismantling. The company, GKN, estimates the cost at €130m.

The intended new owner Covra, which specialises in radioactive waste, told the Radio 1 Argos programme it will cost €230m.

The ministry wants Covra to take over the plant because it is the only company in the country that collects, treats and stores radioactive waste. Covra wants to dismantle Dodewaard before the end of the licence period in 2045.

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