Alun Ellis, Nuclea Decommissioning Authority
Again highlighting the little thought-of problem of nuclear power: dealing with the waste! I’ve said before that I don’t like nuclear, not because of the problems if it goes wrong, but even if it goes right you still end up with dangerous material that remains that way for a very long time.
That also means it’s very expensive, the last estimate (in 2005) was a cost of £56 billion to clean up the existing reactors, never mind any new ones.
There are fears in Germany that the Opel factory in Bochum is vulnerable to closure.
Bochum produces 30 cars an hour over three shifts a day. Ellesmere Port produces 47 cars an hour over two shifts a day - a company record.” —
I know nothing about the respective plants, but I couldn’t miss a chance to put down German efficiency. The Brits kick out more than 1.5 times as many cars using one less shift.
Quite an exciting idea from the Ubuntu team, which <a href=”http://thedigeratipeninsula.org.uk/2005/05/29/multi-function-devices/”>I’ve mentioned before</a>. I’m looking forward to seeing how it works out.