UK nuclear power group Magnox has announced that it is to shed 1600 jobs.
The company said the jobs will go at 12 of its nuclear power sites by September 2016.
A Magnox representative told the BBC that some of these job losses were expected, since the company has been gradually decommissioning its nuclear sites for the past ten years.
Throughout the process, “safety is the crucial protocol”, said Haf Morris, a press officer for Magnox. “The mission to safely decommission the Magnox sites has always predicted reducing staff numbers over the coming years.”
“These proposed reductions arise from planned step downs in the work programme at a number of sites and the implementation of a more streamlined operating model for delivering decommissioning,”
Eleven of the plants have already stopped generating power, while the plant at Wylfa on Anglesey in North Wales is due to close next year.
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