News 2010

31 December 2010

Hinkley

Protestors fighting the new Hinkley Point C power station this week joined a nationwide group that aims to halt the development.

Burnham-on-Sea.com 29th Dec 2010 more >>

Morning Star 31st Dec 2010 more >>

Shepperdine Against Nuclear Energy 30th Dec 2010 more >>

THE futures of two major projects in Sedgemoor will be under the microscope next week. Somerset County Council’s independent regulation committee is meeting on Thursday to consider plans for the new school at Queenswood Farm …

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30 December 2010

New Nukes

New Alliance Warns of Pre-Emptive Strike by Nuclear Industry. The nuclear industry is already starting site preparation works at two of its favoured locations for new power stations – even before it has applied for permission to build the plants. This warning that the industry is “jumping the gun” comes from a new alliance of local organisations opposed to the government’s plans for a nuclear revival. Communities Opposed to New Nuclear Energy Development (CONNED) brings together groups around six/eight …

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29 December 2010

Nuclear Terror

One of the greatest threats facing the United States is the possibility that a terrorist organization could steal a nuclear warhead or other dangerous materials from poorly-secured stockpiles throughout the world and use it to build a device that could harm millions. That is the assessment of a little-noticed US Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released earlier this month.

Christian Science Monitor 28th Dec 2010 more >>

Wylfa

PLANS to help local workers claim the hundreds of nuclear sector jobs …

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28 December 2010

Sellafield

INCREASED security checks have caused chaos as workers queued to get into the Sellafield site. Members of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary have been searching all vehicles entering the site, but Sellafield Ltd deny the measures are linked to security concerns last week. The company has also denied a link to arrests made across the UK in a counter-terrorism offensive. On December 15 The Times reported a security breach had prompted a major security alert at the site and staff have …

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27 December 2010

Electricity Market Reforms

Letter from David Toke, Dave Elliot, Ian Fairlie, Herb Eppel and others: We urge support for real feed-in tariffs for renewable energy and not nuclear power. British policymakers are poised yet again to ignore the dominant and most effective mechanism for promoting renewable energy across the world (feed-in tariffs) in favour of an auction system (Huhne promises ‘seismic shift’ to greener power, 17 December). This will replace the renewables obligation. The obligation is expensive, but allows good opportunities …

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24 December 2010

Hinkley

CAMPAGINERS fighting plans to erect a new overhead power line across the North Somerset countryside have welcomed news that National Grid is to review its policy about putting cables underground. The energy giant, which wants to create the new line from Bridgwater to Avonmouth to bring electricity from the proposed new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point on to its transmission network, confirmed it is to launch a public consultation on its approach to undergrounding electricity lines.

This is Somerset 23rd

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23 December 2010

Radwaste

The NDA’s presentation on the Waste Inventory to the West Cumbria Managing Radioactive Waste Partnership is finally available on the Partnership website

WCMRWC Dec 2010 more >>

along with the Critique by Pete Roche

WCMRWC Dec 2010 more >>

Tuesday night’s earth tremor in Cumbria has increased the size of the question marks against the area’s potential for burying highly radioactive nuclear waste. Serious concerns about the unsuitability of Cumbria’s underground rock formation for any nuclear dumping below the surface …

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22 December 2010

Generic Design Assessment

Environment Agency summary of GDA responses.

EA 21st Dec 2010 more >>

Nuclear Free Zone?

Letter: Jim McLeod is correct that I was the Tory who did in fact lead the opposition to the SNP motion to have Inverclyde council declared as a nuclear-free zone.

In my speech, I defended nuclear weapons and nuclear energy, both of which are opposed by the SNP. The Faslane/Coulport installation is the largest military establishment in Scotland and is currently the home base for …

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21 December 2010

Electricity Market Reforms

A further one million households will be forced into fuel poverty by Government plans to raise power prices to subsidise the building of thousands of wind turbines and eight nuclear power stations. There are already 4.5 million families who must spend more than ten per cent of their disposable income to keep warm, according to the Government’s own estimates.

Mail 19th Dec 2010 more >>

Radwaste

Letter from Marianne Birkby: When questioned recently on the timetable for the geological …

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20 December 2010

Electricity Market Reforms

David Toke, Senior Lecturer in Energy Policy, Birmingham University: It seems strange to have to explain why nuclear power isn’t green, but it is all over the British press from the Government that it is, and that electricity consumers will be supporting ‘green energy’ with increased bills. Consumers may think that most or all of this is going to renewable energy. But, under the Government’s ‘electricity market reform’ proposals a lot will be diverted to support nuclear …

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