Government guidelines for any new nuclear power stations have ruled out reprocessing. The consultation on clean up and decommissioning issued to nuclear companies says spent fuel will be encapsulated and “disposed” of in a deep underground repository.
Whitehaven News 28th February 2008 more >>
The Government has given the nod to new atomic power stations in the UK, and the big players are rubbing their hands at the prospect of lucrative contracts up for grabs. But will it be enough to help us meet the climate-change challenge?
Management Today 29th Feb 2008 more >>
Work is to start building the new nuclear academy at Lillyhall in Cumbria.
North West Evening Mail 28th Feb 2008 more >>
A REMNANT of past science lessons, the boxes had lain undisturbed in a school cupboard for more than a decade. Until last night that is when the principal of the Regent Language Training School stumbled across them as he sorted out IT equipment – and noticed they were marked as “radioactive material”. Rupert Lezemore, 37, wasted no time in raising the alarm. Within minutes of the 999 call at 7.02pm, the emergency services descended on the West End in droves and a national security operation was under way.
Edinburgh Evening News 28th Feb 2008 more >>
SO IS Iran trying to build the bomb or not? Iran says it is not. Israel says it is. America’s intelligence people say it was trying to until 2003 but probably stopped—and is still keeping its options open. Wouldn’t it be splendid if an independent referee, with full access to the evidence, could rule for sure one way or another?
The Economist 28th Feb 2008 more >>
World powers will not prevent Iran from pursuing its nuclear ambitions, the Iranian president warned today.
Daily Mail 29th Feb 2008 more >>
Wisconsin lawmakers are debating whether to lift the state’s 25-year moratorium on new nuclear power plants, with backers arguing it will shore up the energy supply and combat global warming.
AFX 29th Feb 2008 more >>
Entergy and NuStart Energy Development have submitted a combined construction and operating license application to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a potential new nuclear unit in Port Gibson, Mississippi.
Energy Business Review 28th Feb 2008 more >>
Ever since India and the United States declared their intention to resume bilateral cooperation in civilian uses of nuclear energy on July 18, 2005, there has been a national debate on India’s place in the nuclear domain, both civilian and strategic. This debate is welcome. It enables public opinion to be educated on what has hitherto remained a relatively esoteric field.
eGov Monitor 28th Feb 2008 more >>
About 3,000 villagers protested against a plan to build Indonesia’s first nuclear plant, saying Thursday they feared it would be dangerous. Some demonstrators built a concrete wall in front of the National Nuclear Energy Agency, symbolically shutting the office, which is close to the proposed site of the plant on the main island of Java.
IHT 28th Feb 2008 more >>
Eon, Germany’s largest electricity and gas group, yesterday agreed in effect to break itself up following pressure from the European Commission. Such a step could fundamentally change the continent’s energy industry. Eon is offering to sell its entire electricity grid in a move that will put an end to its business model of combining both energy production and distribution. It is also planning to sell or swap with a foreign competitor about 20 per cent of its power plant capacity in Germany. The twin disposals are designed to settle the Commission’s two antitrust investigations into Eon and are worth a combined €5bn-€10bn ($7.6bn-$15.2bn), according to analysts.
FT 29th Feb 2008 more >>
The British Gas owner Centrica was said to be on the hunt, while the electricity company British Energy and Drax, which owns and operates the largest coal-fired power station in the UK, were cast as the likely prey.
Independent 29th Feb 2008 more >>