THE WHITEHAVEN NEWS

THE WHITEHAVEN NEWS



ALL GO

Thursday, December 13, 2001

It looks like all-systems go for Mox next week - now that BNFL has cleared all the legal hurdles.

Friends of the Earth's bid to stop the Sellafield Mox plant starting up finally failed last Friday when a Court of Appeal upheld a previous High Court ruling.

BNFL plan to introduce plutonium into the plant towards the end of next week, once a li-cence consent has been obtained.

BNFL hopes the plant will secure the site's long-term future by turning plutonium and uranium from Thorp into fuel for producing electricity in modern nuclear reactors