AN emergency evacuation of people on and around the Sellafield site would be hampered by an A595 that is “not fit for purpose”. THE revised area covers Seascale, Gosforth, Thornhill, Beckermet and other smaller towns and villages. That’s the stark warning given by a number of concerned local people, ahead of the emergency zone around the nuclear site being trebled in size.
NW Evening Mail 5th Feb 2015 read more »
A consultation closes shortly on proposals which could see scrap from the radioactive power plants in the Royal Navy’s decommissioned nuclear subs finding its way to Cheshire West and Chester.
Chester Chronicle 6th Feb 2015 read more »
US without nuclear would be unthinkable. The US Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has hailed calls from the chairman of the Senate subcommittee responsible for energy funding to take steps to avoid a decline in US nuclear capacity as a well-timed “clarion call”. Lamar Alexander, senator for Tennessee, made his comments in a speech on energy policy delivered to the NEI. Taking as his title “The United States without nuclear power,” he cited a Center for Strategic and International Studies report suggesting that up to 25 of the country’s 99 operating reactors could close by 2020. The closure of nuclear reactors – and the prospect of a USA without any nuclear power – was a “real threat to our economy and way of life,” he said.
World Nuclear News 6th Feb 2015 read more »
This week’s Micro Power News.
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