Nuclear waste from decommissioned submarines is set to be stored at Capenhurst. After being shortlisted the Ministry of Defence says now Capenhurst Nuclear Services (CNS) will be used for the storage project. It will hold steel Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPVs) from 27 defuelled nuclear submarines after they have left the Royal Navy’s service. The announcement was made in a written ministerial statement to Parliament by Minister of State for Defence Procurement Philip Dunne MP. The decision follows a site selection process conducted by the MOD over the past two years including a formal 12-week consultation with the community around Capenhurst between November 2014 and February 2015.
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