Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has signed an early day motion calling for the withdrawal of all subsidies for the nuclear industry. He has also written to the Secretary of State to argue the case for investment in the manufacture of turbines in West Cumbria. His actions have won support from campaign group Radiation Free Lakeland.
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EDF, greeted the Coalition with enthusiasm, even though it had appointed an Energy Secretary (Chris Huhne) who has been vehemently opposed to building new nuclear power stations. This week EDF will say that its plans to build two reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset will create 5,000 jobs, contributing hundreds of millions of pounds to the local economy. Though Gordon Brown’s brother is media attache for EDF and it was the previous government that gave the green light to Hinkley Point, the French group ticks all the right boxes for a Coalition desperate for the private-sector to offset the planned 25 per cent cuts in Government spending. Such extraordinary cosying up couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that EDF still hopes for fast track planning consents for its nuclear empire from its new political friends, could it?
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A fire inside a nuclear power station took firefighters seven hours to extinguish yesterday. Emergency plans were put into effect as more than 45 firemen tackled the blaze at the Sizewell B station near Leiston, Suffolk. The blaze in a building which is used to control fuel started at 8.45pm on Friday and was not fully extinguished until 3.40am yesterday. Crews wearing breathing equipment entered a charcoal absorber used to filter gas and flooded it with water to cool the surrounding area.
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Baldor has published a highly informative brochure detailing the extensive range of motors that it produces for nuclear applications. The product line is the largest available from a single source and encompasses over 250,000 ratings, types, styles and sizes, from 200 W to 11,000 kW.
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Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari visits China from Tuesday, following mounting signs that Chinese companies are moving ahead with plans to build two reactors at the Chashma nuclear complex in Punjab province.
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China will display its determination to bolster ties with Pakistan this week, when visiting President Asif Ali Zardari is sure to receive effusive vows of loyalty, and perhaps firmer signs about a nuclear power project that symbolizes the two neighbors’ strategic embrace.
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Shahram Amiri disappeared in Saudi Arabia while on pilgrimage to the Muslim holy city of Medina. Since then a series of videos have apparently shown Amiri make and retract claims he was drugged and flown to America against his will.
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President Barack Obama, under pressure to stimulate job growth, said yesterday that two solar energy companies will get nearly $2bn (£1.35bn) in US loan guarantees to create as many as 5,000 green jobs.
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