The operator of Sellafield has signed an innovative agreement to send nuclear waste to Sweden for treatment.
Under the deal with Studsvik, a nuclear technology supplier, reactive steel from Sellafield is shipped to Sweden. Studsvik separates the steel from the waste and ships both back to the UK - The Telegraph
Newly built property is the worst buy-to-let investment in the present financial climate, industry experts have warned. The glut of new build apartments in UK cities - in particular Leeds and Cardiff - against a backdrop of rising interest rates, could see rental yields falling behind some landlords' expectations - The Telegraph
Lorries that fail to meet minimum exhaust pollution standards will have to pay £200 a day to enter Greater London from early next year. London Mayor Ken Livingstone will today announce that he will introduce a low emission zone across the city's 33 boroughs. The zone will initially apply only to heavier lorries but will be extended in 2010 to include all vans - The Times
The mayor of Venice could today scrap Santiago Calatrava's £7M Bridge of Light over the Grand Canal because engineers fear it is too heavy. The 94m glass and steel single span bridge is intended to act as a new gateway to the city. The bridge is already under construction on the mainland but engineers have now warned that the 52t structure will create a 'deadly' downward pressure that will cause the fragile canal embankments to collapse. Mayor Massimo Cacciari is to hold emergency talks with Calatrava today - The Times
Hank Paulson, US Treasury secretary, yesterday backed calls by Paul Wolfowitz's lawyer for more time for the World Bank president to respond to a report that found he broke conflict of interest rules in his handling of a secondment package for his girlfriend Shaha Riza. A spokeswoman for Mr Paulson said: 'From the start Secretary Paulson has said that President Wolfowitz is a dedicated public servant who deserves a fair process rather than a rush to judgment.'Financial Times