News June 2007

30 June 2007

Nuclear Waste

Article by Gordon MacKerron: THIS week The Scotsman reported that the Scottish Executive would refuse to support a consultation on the geological disposal of radioactive waste. For over 50 years the UK has been creating radioactive waste and hitherto has stored this waste in a variety of ways, none of which represents an acceptable long-term strategy.

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North Korea

U.N. nuclear watchdog officials reached an “understanding” with …

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29 June 2007

Nuclear Waste

Letter from Richard Lochhead, Scottish Secretary for Environment: Contrary to your leader (26 June), the new Scottish government remains fully committed to working closely with the UK government in important aspects of radioactive waste policy and to supporting recommendations of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management on interim storage and further joint research on other management options. What we do not agree on is the long-term geological disposal of …

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28 June 2007

Nuclear Waste

Letter from Chris McDonald: As the lead inspector (now retired) of the 1995-96 public inquiry into the proposed nuclear waste facility in west Cumbria, I was concerned by a couple of points in your piece on the new site search (Report, June 26). The relevant geology in west Cumbria is apparently now claimed to be “stable, although imperfect”. But 10 years ago the nuclear industry had not found a …

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