COVRA

The 'Centrale Opslag Voor Radioactief Afval' is the temporary radioactive waste storage in the Netherlands. http://www.covra.nl/
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The art of easing nuclear fears

Sunday, May 29, 2011

VLISSINGEN // A tapestry adorns a concrete wall that separates a decade’s worth of radioactive waste from the population of the Netherlands.
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It is a reproduction of a 17th-century weaving of a naval battle from the Dutch war of independence. A golden sun marks the spot on the panorama where, now, the by-products of nuclear power plants and medical research reactors are sequestered in concrete warehouses.

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Eastern Europe to host EU nuclear waste storage facility

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

High-level nuclear waste from across the European Union could be shipped to eastern Europe for burial in a central underground storage facility under plans being considered by EU member states.

The Times has learnt that the project, which comes amid a resurgence of interest in nuclear power, could be given the green light later this year by the European Commission. Ewoud Verhoef, deputy director of Covra, the agency responsible for the storage of the Netherlands´ nuclear waste, said: "The nuclear programme in Holland is small and the cost of building a geological repository is very high. We only have one nuclear reactor in the Netherlands so there would be big advantages to a shared solution."

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Vrom overweegt stappen om ontmantelen kerncentrale

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Trouw (website), 7 september 2007

(Novum) - Het ministerie van Vrom onderzoekt de mogelijkheden om via juridische weg extra geld af te dwingen van de huidige eigenaar van de kerncentrale in Dodewaard, om die te kunnen ontmantelen. Dit bedrijf, Gemeenschappelijke Kerncentrale Nederland (GKN), schat de kosten op 130 miljoen euro. De beoogde nieuwe eigenaar, de Centrale Organisatie Voor Radioactief Afval (Covra), zei vrijdag in het Radio 1-programma Argos dat het 230 miljoen euro gaat kosten.

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The radioactive legacy of Dodewaard

Friday, September 7, 2007

Het ministerie van Vrom onderzoekt de mogelijkheden om via juridische weg extra geld af te dwingen van de huidige eigenaar van de kerncentrale in Dodewaard, om die te kunnen ontmantelen. Dit bedrijf, Gemeenschappelijke Kerncentrale Nederland (GKN), schat de kosten op 130 miljoen euro. De beoogde nieuwe eigenaar, de Centrale Organisatie Voor Radioactief Afval (Covra), zei vrijdag in het Radio 1-programma Argos dat het 230 miljoen euro gaat kosten.

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Dismantling nuclear plant to cost more

Friday, September 7, 2007

The environment ministry is considering forcing the current owner of the nuclear plant in Dodewaard to pay more towards its dismantling. The company, GKN, estimates the cost at €130m.

The intended new owner Covra, which specialises in radioactive waste, told the Radio 1 Argos programme it will cost €230m.

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