Posted: 14th June 2021
New paper on US military decommissioning
Given current state of NDA’s work at Aldermaston & elsewhere, I’m wondering how much of that would be applicable here.
It’s highlighting not so much the military/hardware issues, but the fragility/unaccountability of the contracted-out style of management which UK government will inevitably use:
“Though federal regulations have required that plant licensees prepare financially for this eventuality, we argue that particularly in light of commonly used corporate structures designed to strictly segregate financial risks, and under the current energy market conditions, the financial regulations in place may be insufficient in some exigent situations to ensure successful decommissioning”.
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