Spanish generators face nuclear waste costs

From April the costs of managing Spain's nuclear waste will fall on nuclear electricity generating companies and not, as hitherto, from a surcharge in consumers' electricity bills. According to Jorge Lang Lenton of state-owned radioactive waste agency Enresa, new rules will "internalise 75% of waste management costs within nuclear power generation". The electricity companies concerned will not be able to pass on the cost (€114m this year) to consumers indirectly because prices are controlled by law. Unesa, the electricity sector's representative body described the move as "worrying". See Enresa and Unesa.

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