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In the papers today - August 11

Turkey has revived plans for a dam that will force more than 50,000 people from their homes and destroy the remains of Hasankeyf, one of the oldest towns in the world. The Ilisu project stalled four years ago when Balfour Beatty pulled out, but Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday confirmed a consortium headed by Austria's VA Tech Hydro has agreed to build it - The Independent
Fines of £4M have been imposed on two nuclear power operators after radioactive spillages. The UK Atomic Energy Authority was fined £2M for a spillage at Dounreay, while BNG Sellafield was ordered to pay £2M for a leak at the Thorp reprocessing plant in Cumbria - The TimesA machine that lays and collects traffic cones was used for the first time yesterday on the M40 in Warwickshire. Highways Agency officials demonstrated the Conemaster operating without workers having to stand next to fast-moving traffic - The TimesThames Water has reported a slight fall in profit at its core business because of increased costs from fixing leaks and less water being used due to the hosepipe ban. Operating profit at the company's core water and sewerage business fell to £205M for the six months to June compared £207.6M a year earlier - The TelegraphRelated links:Today's top stories

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