At the RNLI AGM David Eccles from EDF Energy discussed how the planned Hinkley Point C building work will affect leisure and commercial shipping in and around Bridgwater Bay.
Burnham-on-sea.com 17th Mar 2012 more >>
Quakers say no to the MWRS search for a disposal site in Cumbria for hazardous high-level radioactive waste. This process is grossly unethical. Though the first priority should be clear and unequivocal safety of the geology being explored, contrary to international practice and to all logic with regard to the complex question of locating a site to be safe for thousands of years, this procedure asks first for a volunteer host community. This deflects the site search from parts of the UK which are geologically safer but which are politically more sensitive . It is a clear abrogation of the most profound responsibilities of central government who are effectively delegating responsibility for the safety of future generations to local authorities vulnerable to economic pressure.
Radiation Free Lakeland 18th Mar 2012 more >>
THE mysterious death of anti-nuclear campaigner Hilda Murrell has taken an extraordinary turn her brain has gone missing. The Forensic Science Service admitted in an email it has also lost her liver after sending the organs for toxicology tests. Her nephew Robert Green said last night: At first I didnt believe what they were telling me. This is another suspicious aspect to this saga.
Mirror 19th Mar 2012 more >>
A major drive to encourage energy users to cut their bills by clubbing together to buy gas and electricity is to be launched this month by the Government. Residents of villages or local neighbourhoods or people with similar interests in different parts of the country would make joint bids to negotiate mass contracts for heat and light. Ed Davey, the Energy Secretary, is to hold a meeting of consumer groups, including the consumer organisation Which? and Money Supermarket, to discuss ways of making it easier to bring people together to place orders for energy. He also wants to extend the idea wider by encouraging the involvement of such organisations as the Church of England, trade unions, social landlords, the National Trust, the Friends of the Earth and the Women’s Institute.
Independent 19th Mar 2012 more >>
Radioactive cesium believed to have been released during the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Japan following last year’s major earthquake has been found in plankton about 600 kilometers (nearly 375 miles) east of the facility, according to a Japan-U.S. joint research team.
Yomiuri 17th Mar 2012 more >>
The majority of Japanese favour the phasing out of nuclear plants but accept that some reactors must be restarted to secure enough power, a newspaper poll showed. Conducted a year on from the tsunami-triggered nuclear crisis, the poll comes before a Government decision on whether to restart two idled reactors.
Herald 19th Mar 2012 more >>
Scotsman 19th Mar 2012 more >>
Independent 19th Mar 2012 more >>
Morning Star 18th Mar 2012 more >>
US intelligence analysts continue to believe there is no hard evidence that Iran has decided to build nuclear bomb. Israel’s intelligence service Mossad agrees with US assessments of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, even though Israeli leaders have talked about Tehran’s plans to acquire nuclear weapons.
Middle East Online 18th Mar 2012 more >>
South Korea on Monday condemned rival North Korea’s planned rocket launch as a “grave provocation”, saying it was a disguised attempt to develop a long-range ballistic missile capable of delivering nuclear weapons.
Alert Net 19th Mar 2012 more >>
Two British-listed companies are planning to colonise Gujarat once again, this time with hundreds of wind turbines, as part of an ambitious plan to turn the state into Indias biggest centre for green energy production. Vikram Kailas, managing director of Mytrah Energy, says the AIM-listed company is planning to install 700 turbines across India over the next two years, making it the countrys biggest wind generator.
Times 19th Mar 2012 more >>