Safe Energy 78, June 2018

 

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Posted: 22 June 2018

nuClear News No.108, June 2018

 

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Posted: 22 June 2018

nuClear News No.107, May 2018

 

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Posted: 18 May 2018

Safe Energy 77, March/April 2018

 

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Posted: 4 May 2018

nuClear News No.106, April 2018

 

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Posted: 4 April 2018

Wylfa

Landlords pushing up rents to cash in on nuclear power plant jobs gold rush could make homeless rates go up. Anglesey council fears Wylfa build could boost demand for accommodation, pushing up rents and leaving some people out in the cold. A report presented to its Executive this week, has revealed that Anglesey council officers expect homelessness to rise as a result of increased demand – especially in the private sector. In a bid to protect its social housing stock, the authority has already scrapped “right to buy,” also endeavouring to increase the number of council houses by 500 over the next 30 years, in addition to the 3,800 it currently owns and manages. However, officers are fearful of the impact on the private rental sector where there are fewer controls over what landlords can demand in rent. Arwel Jones, of the island’s Housing Services department, said: “We do have Wylfa in the back of our minds because there’s a possibility of an increase in homelessness, especially in the private sector where landlords may perhaps decide they can maximise the rent at the expense of people they already have as tenants.

Daily Post 28th March 2018 read more »

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Controversial plans to build a park and ride for workers at the proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station have been scrapped by Gwynedd Council. Critics of the scheme to create a 110-vehicle facility at Llanwnda, near Caernarfon, argued it would create problems with rubbish and noise and would attract vandals. They also feared it would cause house prices to fall and it would affect a bat population in nearby woodland. Opponents today spoke of their relief after the scheme was shelved.

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Posted: 28 March 2018

Hinkley

Sediment and mud set to be dumped off Cardiff Bay after being taken from near a disused nuclear plant is safe, officials have said. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has finished assessing sample results taken from a new power plant construction site at Hinkley Point in Somerset. It said independent experts found the chemical and radiological results were within “acceptable, safe limits”. EDF Energy said last year the project was not harmful to the environment. But the Hinkley C power plant building project has prompted concerns by campaigners. It includes dredging mud and sediment from the seabed in the Bristol Channel near the decommissioned Hinkley Point A and B and disposing of it just over a mile out to sea from Cardiff Bay.

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Posted: 28 March 2018

Brexit

First quarterly update to Parliament of the government’s progress on the UK’s exit from the Euratom Treaty.

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Posted: 28 March 2018

EDF

Electricite de France said today that it plans to invest a whopping $9.93 billion in electricity storage by 2035. “Electricity-storage technologies have a potential to radically change the energy sector,” said Chief Executive Jean-Bernard Levy. The French utility company said on Tuesday that the planned investment would be used to develop an estimated 10 gigawatts of additional energy storage projects, or roughly twice the total amount of capacity it currently operates. The utility said it would target energy storage projects in the European market, especially in France, but that it would also pursue opportunities in Africa, including battery storage and storage plus solar projects in Ghana and the Ivory Coast.

Forbes 27th March 2018 read more »

Posted: 28 March 2018

France

[Machine Translation] Nuclear: Bure, a colossal project at phenomenal cost. Burying waste nuclear power plants 500 meters underground in Bure (Meuse) is a pharaonic site that will last a hundred years. EDF, which has to pay the bill, estimates the cost at 20 billion euros. For Andra, the agency that will build the storage, the cost would be 34 billion euros. ” The Agency has an interest in the fact that the costing includes the safest security options possible while EDF has an interest in the fact that this storage costs the least possible, ” says Yves Marignac, independent expert Wise Paris. The government has decided: it will be 25 billion euros. “The cost is likely to be at least twice as high, and it is probably the only country where the government sets the future cost of such a huge and uncertain project by decree,” he said. ‘expert.

France Info 26th March 2018 read more »

France has demonstrated a strong commitment to nuclear security, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The Vienna-based agency carried out a two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) follow-up mission at the French government’s request. The team completed the mission on 23 March to review the legislative and regulatory framework for nuclear security in France. The previous IPPAS mission to the country was conducted in 2011. The latest mission was the 83rd such mission conducted by the IAEA since the IPPAS programme began in 1995.

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Posted: 28 March 2018