A NEW nuclear power station at Hinkley Point would be an ideal opportunity to improve the road journey between the M5 at Bridgwater and West Somerset, according to the area’s MP Ian Liddell-Grainger. British Energy has indicated that Hinkley is an ideal site for a new-build power station and it is only in competition with one other – Sizewell. If it gets the go-ahead – creating 900 full-time jobs – there would be “a lot of money” to spend as part of the package, said Mr Liddell-Grainger.
Bridgwater Mercury 19th May 2008 more >>
On the night of 25 October 1962, when the Cold War was at its hottest and Kennedy and Krushchev’s fingers were hovering over the nuclear button, a tall, dark figure tried to climb over the fence into a US military installation near Duluth, Minnesota. A panicked sentry fired at the figure but it kept coming – so he sounded the intruder alarm. But because of faulty wiring, the wrong alarm went off: instead, the klaxon announcing an incoming Soviet nuclear warhead began its apocalyptic wah-wah.
Independent 19th May 2008 more >>
MORE than 100 campaigners besieged an American military airbase to protest against the nuclear bombs they claim are stored there. Police arrested four demonstrators following the protest outside RAF Lakenheath yesterday – part of two organised by action group Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).
East Anglian Daily Times 19th May 2008 more >>
CAMPAIGNERS have demonstrated in the region to show concern over Britain’s role in the US Missile Defence programme. The Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament took part in the demonstration at the Menwith Hill base on the North York Moors. The Breaking the Links demonstration was organised by the group yesterday.
Northern Echo 19th May 2008 more >>
The Netherlands has added its name to the growing list of European countries that might build nuclear power stations to help meet their greenhouse gas targets. Maria van der Hoeven, Dutch economics minister, said she could not envisage a nuclear-free future if the government was to meet its CO 2 targets.
FT 19th May 2008 more >>
George Bush talking about oil price rises said: “Our problem gets solved when we aggressively go for domestic exploration. Our problem gets solved if we expand our refining capacity, promote nuclear energy and continue our strategy for the advancement of alternative energies.”
Telegraph 19th May 2008 more >>