Five UK Submarine Dismantling Sites Taken into Consideration

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Five UK Submarine Dismantling Sites Taken into Consideration View post tag: Dismantling Sites View post tag: five View post tag: News by topic October 16, 2014 View post tag: europe Authorities Five UK Submarine Dismantling Sites Taken into Consideration Five UK nuclear facilities have been confirmed as potential sites to store waste from decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines.A public consultation process will run from 14 November 2014 until 20 February 2015 to help determine which site is selected.The sites, which already hold radioactive materials, are either owned by MOD, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) or industry. They are:– the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire which are owned by MOD and run by AWE plc;– Sellafield in west Cumbria, owned by the NDA;– Chapelcross in Dumfriesshire, owned by the NDA;– Capenhurst in Cheshire, which is run by Capenhurst Nuclear Service.Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Philip Dunne, said:“When the submarines in the Royal Navy fleet reach the end of their lives we need to dispose of them in a way that is safe, secure and environmentally sound.“This open and transparent public consultation process provides the opportunity to work closely with local communities near to potential sites to listen carefully to their views with the aim of delivering a solution that achieves these objectives.“We value the views of those who have something to say about the submarine dismantling project. All of them will be considered properly as part of our decision-making process.“After consultation we will publish a report on our findings and after we have selected a site, we will explain why we reached that decision.”The submarine dismantling project will oversee the disposal of 27 Royal Navy nuclear submarines that are due to have left Naval service by the mid 2030’s and be defuelled, including 19 submarines that have already left service and are stored afloat at Rosyth and Devonport.The submarines can only be completely dismantled once reactor components, which are categorised as radioactive waste, have been removed. The initial dismantling process will support up to 60 skilled jobs.There will be a series of exhibitions and workshops close to all 5 sites – which were previously announced on a provisional shortlist on 13 February 2014, plus 2 national workshops.The site chosen will be used for interim storage of reactor components until after 2040, when the UK Geological Disposal Facility is planned to come into operation. Share this article View post tag: UK View post tag: Navy View post tag: Taken View post tag: submarine Image: Darren MacDonald, Crown copyright View post tag: Naval View post tag: Considerationlast_img read more

IBEW Local 300 Electricians Volunteer at Barre Garden Show

first_imgBarre, Vt. – (March 17, 2008) – The Central Vermont Garden Show recently welcomed electricians from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 300 into the mix.Seven IBEW Local 300 members volunteered nearly five hours apiece March 12 to help set up tables, chairs, displays and brand new electrical mats for the event. Volunteers included Kyle Brown, John Burditt, Tiffany Copley, Randie Dayton, Steve Edwards, Katy Ramstack and Greg Tessier. Copley, Edwards, Ramstack and Tessier are all central Vermonters.”The IBEW was proud to partner with the Garden Show, as several of our constituents reside in the Barre area,” said Local 300 Marketing and Business Development Director Matt Lash, a Granite City native. “Community service dovetails with our unions unwavering commitment to social responsibility and the common good.”The 2008 Central Vermont Garden Show ran at the Barre Civic Center March 14-16 and featured landscape exhibits, a garden railroad, floral competitions and educational workshops. All proceeds benefited the Friends of the Central Vermont YMCA, while the electrical mats – used to safely cover power cords in pedestrian and vehicular traffic ways – were later donated to the City of Barre.”We were so thankful for the help from IBEW electricians,” said Garden Show Chairwoman Jeanne Daniele. “Their much-appreciated volunteerism embodies what union labor is all about ‘hard work’ and certainly helped make our first-ever promotion a success.”ABOUT THE IBEW LOCAL 300Based in South Burlington, the IBEW Local 300 serves 1,200-plus laborers throughout Vermont. The organization is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because of its size and highly skilled constituency.For more information, contact Marketing and Business Development Director Matt Lash at (802) 864-5864, [email protected](link sends e-mail) or www.ibewlocal300.org(link is external).last_img read more

NLCS Highlights: Dodgers beat Brewers in Game 5 at Dodgers Stadium

first_imgHighlights from Game 5 of the 2018 National League Championship Series as the Dodgers beat the Brewers 5-2, Wednesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers now lead the best-of-seven series 3-2, with Game 6 coming Friday in Milwaukee.The Brewers got on the board first when Lorenzo Cain hit a one-out double to drive in a run against Clayton Kershaw in the top of the third inning: Kenley Jansen puts an end to it: Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco The Dodgers tied it in the fifth inning with Austin Barnes’ single up the middle that scored Chris Taylor: Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire The Dodgers broke it wide open with a two runs in the seventh:center_img Yasiel Puig give Kershaw a cushion in the bottom of the sixth inning: Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Max Muncy’s softly-hit ball put the Dodgers up 2-1 in the sixth inning. Kershaw had the slow curve working early: Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Related Articleslast_img read more