Bats delay leading clean-up project

11 May 2007

[BNG, 10 May] Roosting bats have caused a four-month delay to the UK's leading clean-up program. A colony of protected Pipistrelle bats has colonizedthe structure of the former Capenhurst gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment plant, which is currently being demolished by British Nuclear Group (BNG). After hibernating over the winter, the tiny flying mammals are now fully active and BNG is concerned they may begin to breed. Hoping to stick to its 2009 completion date, the company is consulting conservationists and investing in new roosting boxes so that the bats may live elsewhere on site.

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