Meanwhile, the chairman of the UKAEA Lady Barbara Judge said: "We believe that the UK and international nuclear decommissioning markets represent an exciting opportunity for UKAEA to build a larger and more broadly based nuclear services company."
She added that the sale will ensure the energy agency puts a greater focus on the commercial viability of its operations and will allow it to better deliver its strategic plans.
A site for a new nuclear power plant has been nominated by RWE npower.
The firm has proposed a 300-acres of farmland near Millom as its preferred location and further details will be made available to the public on April 15th.
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