nuClear News No.114, January/February 2019

 

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Posted: 16 January 2019

nuClear News No.113, December 2018

 

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Posted: 22 November 2018

Safe Energy 80, November 2018

 

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Posted: 19 November 2018

nuClear News No.112, November 2018

 

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Posted: 30 October 2018

Safe Energy 79, September 2018

 

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Posted: 1 October 2018

nuClear News No.111, October 2018

 

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Posted: 28 September 2018

Moorside

The GMB union is calling for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to be revamped to help save the proposed Moorisde nuclear reactor project in Cumbria. Reports over the weekend claimed that the collapse of the project to build the vital new multi-billion pound nuclear plant at Moorside moved a step closer as the company developing the project was expected to confirm that it is laying off the majority of its staff. Nugen, owned by Toshiba, the troubled Japanese conglomerate, has been consulting throughout August on job cuts among its 100 employees after failing to secure a buyer. GMB has argued the Government should take a stake in the financing of the troubled £10bn Moorside nuclear reactor – rather than leaving the project “at the mercy of foreign companies”. It is calling for the NDA to be scrapped as it currently exists and a Nuclear Development Agency created to make sure Moorside and the accompanying creation of thousands of new jobs and apprenticeships, goes ahead.

Business Desk 10th Sept 2018 read more »

Posted: 10 September 2018

Hinkley

Mariners are advised that from the 10th of September 2018 dredging works will commence north of Hinkley. Point C for a period of around six weeks. The dredging will be within the Works in Progress boxes on the below chart section and are in preparation for the installation of Hinkley Point C cooling water intake and outfall heads. The dredging works will involve the below six vessels.

LLRC 9th Sept 2018 read more »

Posted: 10 September 2018

Radwaste

Last week a ‘debate’ on the implementation of the plan for dangerous geological dumping of nuclear waste took place in the House of Lords. So few Lords were there. Anyone would think this plan to impose one or more high level waste dumps underneath our feet is an issue of so very little importance and no interest to them. The cat is now out of the bag that the ONLY reason a geological dump is being implemented (over decades) is to “support a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK by providing a safe and secure way to dispose of the waste they produce. This is key to the future new nuclear build” There we have it. The key to new nuclear build is to have “a plan” for the “final disposal” of high level nuclear wastes. No matter that the plan in question is going to poison us into eternity. The push for Geological Disposal is MAD BAD AND DANGEROUS on many levels. I happened to be on the train coming back from London on the day before the Lords debate and saw Lord Melvyn Bragg hightailing it from London to Cumbria. If this had been a debate on wind turbines he would have been there with brass knobs on full of vim and emotion “this will destroy the place as a natural habitat for human beings, and replace it with what will be seen as an industrial landscape” but hey as its only one or two high level nuclear wastes dumps (with the places in the frame most likely to be Cumbria or under the beleaguered Irish Sea), who cares a damn if we damn the future? If you can bear to read it – here below is the debate.

Radiation Free Lakeland 9th Sept 2018 read more »

Lord Judd: Will [the Minister] say specifically that when he says the geology must be right, he means the geology must be right and not that some engineered containment area within imperfect geology will be acceptable? Lord Henley: I am not going to speculate on what exactly will be found to be suitable.

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Posted: 10 September 2018

New Nuclear

Opening World Nuclear Association Symposium 2018 in London, the Association’s current chairman, Kirill Komarov, stressed the purpose of this year’s event. “The reason we have gathered here is to discuss how the global community could create the environment in which the Harmony plans for a 1000 GWe of new nuclear capacity by 2050, could become a reality,” Komarov told delegates, adding “We all understand that there is no sustainable future without nuclear as it is one of the most efficient, environmentally friendly energy sources, which provides electricity in a resilient and sustainable manner.”

David Lowry’s Blog 9th Sept 2018 read more »

Posted: 10 September 2018