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What the papers say - THE TIMES

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The number of people killed by radiation following the Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster in 1986 is 56 so far and is expected to total 4,000.

This will be much lower than anticipated.

Studies into the feasibility of a £100M, 15km long tunnel linking Orkney to the Scottish mainland are to be carried out, even though 71% of Orcadians do not like the idea of a fi xed link.

In a bid to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions, Australia is considering using and exporting nuclear energy for the first time, said foreign minister Alexander Downer.

British Airways, owner of the London Eye, is seeking a judicial review after site owner the South Bank Centre applied to put up ground rent from £65,000 to £2.5M a year.

Almost half the workforce would be happy to work until the age of 70, but few think that they would be fit enough to manage it, the Employers' Forum on Age has found. The government has mooted increasing the retirement age by five years. But only one in five of the 1,600 workers questioned expected to be fit and willing enough to work beyond the current retirement age of 65.

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