James Fisher, the 165-year-old maritime services company, based in Barrow-in-Furness, where nuclear submarines are built, does not have a view on how quickly old reactors should be decommissioned and waste treated. But it has some clever ideas on how to do it. It sent a robot to Japan to help with the Fukushima nuclear accident clean up as it is a world leader in remote handling, allowing irradiated parts of plants to be reached. Fisher has also come up with a novel way to dismantle reactor cores, which has won it a four-year, £60m contract with Magnox Limited to decommission the largest of the reactor cores constructed on the site in Winfrith, Dorset.
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