Nuclear Power is not the Answer to Climate Chaos. Protest, Workshops, Info Tours, Networking, Planning and remembering Chernobyl. The camp will be what we make it- so get please get involved! Where – Sizewell A and B, Suffolk UK. When – 25th April Time -12 noon. Speakers include- Pete Wilkinson Co-founder of Greenpeace UK, CORWM etc (tbc), Peter Lanyon and Charles Barnet, Shut Down Sizewell Group, Mell Harrison, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Sizewell.
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BRITAIN’S new generation of nuclear power plants could be fuelled by uranium from Tanzania. Edenville Energy, which has interests in six prospecting licences for uranium and coal in the East African state, is hoping to supply the new stations.
Daily Express 6th Apr 2010 more >>
It has been announced that the Government is to give the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) £2.8bn for the next financial year. And more than half of that amount is to be spent on work at the west Cumbrian nuclear site – with some of that being spent on a £400m scheme said to be the biggest-ever construction project in the UK atomic industry. The NDA’s business plan shows the money to be ploughed into Sellafield, an increase of £200m on last year’s budget. The other 18 NDA sites will share the remaining £1.3 billion.
Carlisle News and Star 5th Apr 2010 more >>
An attempt by Belgium’s nuclear operators to challenge a nuclear producer tax has failed after the country’s top court ruled that the levy is lawful. GDF Suez, EDF and SPE had sought to annul the annual nuclear contribution, which in 2008 amounted to 250 million. The bulk of this – 222 million – was paid by GDF Suez through its Belgian subsidiary Electrabel. The ruling will probably affect the 2009 levy, which has been set at 250 million by the Belgian government.
Utility Week 6th Apr 2010 more >>
Entergy Corp cancelled the planned spinoff of several of its nuclear power plants after hitting regulatory hurdles in New York, and the utility owner said it would take more than $75m (£49m) in charges from the effort. The company, the second-largest US nuclear power plant operator, said it would unwind the business infrastructure associated with the spinoff.
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The U.S. Nuclear Energy Institute and 16 utilities filed a lawsuit on Monday to try to get the Energy Department to stop collecting fees from utilities for a waste program now that a planned disposal site has been scrapped. They want the court to tell the DOE to suspend collection of the fee, which it said amounts to about $750 million per year, because the Obama administration has announced it will not pursue plans to store waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
Reuters 5th Apr 2010 more >>
The Obama administration is poised to adopt a new policy potentially restricting the nation’s use of nuclear arms, US officials said, and hopes to persuade Russia to agree to mutual cuts in nuclear arsenals that go beyond the arms treaty both sides will sign this week. A policy review, expected to be released today, is likely to include language reducing US reliance on nuclear weapons for its national defence.
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After a gap of 15 years, Vladimir Putin, overlord of the new Russia, resumed these intrusions in 2007. On one occasion, an eight-strong force was detected heading this way from the Barents Sea. They’re not infringing any law while they stay in international airspace, but they cannot be ignored. Jet-powered Blackjacks – along with the older, lumbering Bear turbo-prop bombers, which are also sent on these missions – can carry up to a dozen nuclear-tipped cruise missiles. They can annihilate whole cities.
Daily Mail 6th Apr 2010 more >>