Another radioactive particle has been recovered from the public beach at Sandside
near the Dounreay nuclear plant in Caithness. It is the 67th hotspot to have washed ashore from the nearby UK Atomic Energy Authority site. The metallic fragments of reprocessed reactor fuel are linked to a rogue historic discharge from the plant. The particles have been discovered on the seabed and beaches near Dounreay over the past two decades. Last week, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) said it had submitted reports to the procurator fiscal over the finds.
BBC 13th August 2006
James Lovelock: You Ask The Questions The environmentalist on whether humanity is doomed, and why he offered to bury nuclear waste at his home?
Independent 14th August 2006
The Iranian President, in his quest for a new means of regaling the masses with his fiery political rhetoric, has opened his own blog, a colourfully written message to his electorate, in which he lambasts the US for opposing Iran’s nuclear programme and asks readers to vote on whether they think Israel is trying to trigger a new world war.
Independent 15th August 2006
British Energy will prepare the ground for a block-busting £4 billion share offer this week when chief executive Bill Coley is due to confirm that it is poised to resume dividend payments after another profits surge as a result of high electricity prices. The Livingston-based nuclear group, responsible for 40% of Scotland’s electricity needs, is expected to announce that earnings before interest, tax and depreciation more than doubled to around £265 million during its traditionally quiet first quarter. This should put the group comfortably on course to meet analysts’ forecasts of a £1bn jump in full-year pre-tax profits to £1.6bn or more.
Sunday Herald 13th August 2006