The world’s biggest nuclear operator, France’s EDF, is considering building four new reactors in Britain if given the go ahead and says it can have the first of them running by the end of 2017. The government is close to deciding whether to approve a new generation of reactors to avoid a looming power crisis as ageing power stations are retired and climate change fears hold back gas and coal plants.
Reuters 8th Oct 2007 more >>
THE radioactive fallout from a major accident at Sellafield 50 years ago was underestimated, with scores more falling ill with cancer as a direct result than previously thought. In 1957, a fire at the Windscale nuclear reactor in Cumbria — which has since been renamed Sellafield — led to a release of radioactive material that spread across the UK and Europe.
Irish Independent 8th Oct 2007 more >>
Britain’s biggest nuclear disaster. Monday BBC2 9pm
Radio Times 8th Oct 2007 more >>
Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear enrichment activities would be meaningless because the country has a legal right to pursue the technology, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying on Sunday.
Christian Today 7th Oct 2007 more >>
Romania plans to build a second nuclear power plant after the completion of two more reactors at its Cernavoda plant on the Danube river, Prime Minister Calin Tariceanu said on Friday.European Union newcomer Romania has set an Oct. 25 deadline to receive binding bids for the licence to build and operate Units 3 and 4 in Cernavoda, an investment estimated at 2.2 billion euros.
Planet Ark 8th Oct 2007 more >>
Letter: if you really want WMD out of Scotland, you must first help remove Britain’s ability to force British WMD on Scotland.
Herald 8th Oct 2007 more >>