fully answered. The NDA's "socio-economic fund" which amounts to £34M with money 'given' to hospitals, colleges, heritage, wildlife countryside groups, Made in Cumbria- the list goes on and on and is a snap shot of every facet of Cumbrian life. £34 million is the tip of the iceberg with more funding streams not included in the NDA's answer such as £10 million to the University of Cumbria.
The money filtering through the NDA includes organisations we are relying on to be impartial and vocal watchdogs on what to do with existing waste, never mind the waste that would be generated from new build on NDA sites. Hospitals, colleges, heritage and countryside organisations should be properly funded by central government rather trying to make the nuclear
industry look like some benign kindly old uncle handing out sweets.
The cost of decommissioning nuclear reactors has risen by £12bn to £73bn+ since 2005 according to the National Audit Office. The NDA have not enough money to do their job of decommissioning without constant bail outs from the taxpayer - so the so called 'socio economic fund' and other funding streams are an insidious PR sideline for what?
Softening us up? A bit like sweeteners rotting the brain!
Is there any organisation in Cumbria which has refused money from the NDA? If so there is a painting of wastwater waiting for them. Wastwater is officially Britain's favourite view - it is also used and abused by the Nuclear Industry with 4 million gallons abstracted daily to cool the existing nuclear wastes at
NDA BUDGETING SHORTFALL 2007-08 LESSONS LEARNED REPORT SUMMARY