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Eskom sets aside R10bn for Greenfield cleanup campaign at Koeberg

The power utility says at least 1,400 tons of high-level waste has accumulated at its Cape Town plant.

Eskom's Koeberg Power Station. Picture: Eskom.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom says it's set aside more than R10 billion as part of its Greenfield clean-up campaign at Koeberg.

The power utility says at least 1,400 tons of high-level waste has accumulated at its Cape Town plant.

According to Eskom the waste storage will continue to build-up until the nuclear facility is shut down in about 30 years.

Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says decommissioning plans are on track.

"The plan is to make sure that we safely make sure the nuclear is taken care of and what we've done over the last 30 years is testament to what is possible to run a facility of that size without having an impact on the environment and the people who live there."