Former Npower chief executive Volker Beckers will join the board of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), alongside three other leaders in the utilities sector, just two months after the NDA stepped in to stem the spiralling costs at the Sellafield nuclear site.
Apprenticeships in the UK nuclear sector have grown by 300% since 2008, and doubled since 2013, according to figures released to mark the start of National Apprenticeship Week.
An American nuclear expert has warned that Westinghouse’s proposed reactor for Cumbria needs a $100m (£68m) filter to safeguard against a leak that would turn
the region into “Chernobyl on steroids”. Arnie Gundersen lifted the lid on safety violations at a nuclear firm in 1990and was CNN’s resident expert during the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011.