A round of job cuts at the disused Dounreay nuclear site has raised fears the cost of the clean-up programme may be spiralling beyond its budget. The consortium behind the plant’s decommissioning surprised unions last week by laying out plans to cut 200 workers from the project. It was expected that staff on the 1,100 strong workforce would be let go as the programme winds down, but sources close to the project say the cuts are deeper than anticipated. Dounreay risks becoming the latest high profile nuclear spending crisis after controversy in relation to the clean-up contracts for decommissioning the giant Sellafield site and other Magnox reactor sites.
Telegraph 17th April 2017 read more »