October 25, 2006 11:33 ET

Amicus comment on National Nuclear Laboratory announcement

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 25, 2006) -

Dougie Rooney, Amicus' National Officer for the energy industry, said:

"Amicus welcomes the decision contained in the Secretary of State's announcement. It will create a wide range of skilled jobs that are vital to the development of the UK nuclear industry and will ensure the UK remains a global player. It also puts nuclear at the centre of the energy mix.

"This compliments the decision by the Environment Secretary, David Milliband in relation to a storage facility for nuclear waste. Our union believes this facility should be in Cumbria where the right geological conditions exist and where there are the necessary skills at Sellafield and the National Nuclear Laboratory."

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