The Nuclear Industry Association has welcomed the publication of the Annual Geological Disposal Report.
Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, said;
“It is great to see the progress being made in delivering a GDF, which will drive significant investment in the community where it is built and sustain high-quality jobs and skills for a hundred years.
“Geological disposal is the best strategy for the long term safe and secure disposal of higher-activity radioactive waste and is supported by rigorous scientific advice in line with international best practice. That’s a key part of the commitment our industry brings to every place in which we operate.”
Notes to editors
- The UK has six generating nuclear power stations, providing around 16% of the country’s electricity.
- Nuclear power has saved the UK 2.32 billion tonnes of carbon emissions, far more than any other source. The saving is equivalent to all UK emissions from 2015 through 2020.
- Three stations will retire by March 2024, and all but one will retire by 2030.
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