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Investigators determining the cause of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster have lent support to BP’s view that the cement used to seal the well was faulty.
Survey boost for West Cumbria nuclear storeSubscription
Plans to build a large-scale radioactive waste repository in West Cumbria have been boosted after initial studies into the geology showed that the vast majority of the region is suitable.
Christmas date for major Crossrail contractsSubscription
Crossrail’s major tunnelling contracts will be awarded “before Christmas” according to the scheme’s programme director Andy Mitchell.
Chile miners to be freedSubscription
Engineers were preparing to free the 33 miners trapped deep underground in Chile as NCE went to press.
Drill trouble hits Chile mine rescueSubscription
Efforts to rescue the 33 trapped Chilean miners are being hampered by problems with the down the hole hammer, which is widening the borehole that will be used to reach them.
The rescue effort to reach 33 trapped Chilean miners suffered a major setback this week when the drill bit being used to bore a rescue shaft snapped.
Keller operating profit drops 68% Subscription
Operating profit at ground engineering firm Keller fell by 68% to £13.7M worldwide in the first half of 2010, compared to £42.8M in the same period last year.
EdF to take on new nuclear graduatesSubscription
Engineering graduates will receive a boost this year with the announcement that energy giant EdF plans to take on 100 new recruits to help prepare for the onset of new nuclear.
Blast firms fined £10MSubscription
Firms responsible for the safety breaches that caused the 2005 Buncefield oil depot explosion and resulting groundwater pollution were fined almost £10M at St Albans Crown Court last week.
Crossrail size still uncertainSubscription
Shadow transport secretary Sadiq Khan has claimed that the government is attempting to reduce the scope of Crossrail as talk of “contingency options” to cut costs on the £15.9bn project emerge.