The British government is considering a limit on ownership of British Energy Group Plc (BE) nuclear power station sites. Ministers are considering allowing bidders for the UK energy group, which at present comprises only French utility EDF, to buy or keep just Sizewell and Hinkley Point, two BE sites where some of the government’s planned wave of new nuclear power stations are set to be built, the Sunday Express reported. Other British Energy sites, such as Dungeness and Hunterston, could be rolled into a separate bid competition, the report said.
AFX 11th May 2008 more >>
The Government has ruled out selling British Energy to a lone bidder, despite the auction for the owner of Britain’s nuclear reactors drumming up interest only from France’s EDF by last Friday’s deadline.
Telegraph 12th May 2008 more >>
A controversial military convoy carrying nuclear warheads has passed through Lancashire. The convoy consisted of a series of military trucks including the warhead load carriers, Ministry of Defence (MoD) escort vehicles, Royal Marines in MoD minibuses and an MoD fire engine.
Lancashire Evening Post 12th May 2008 more >>
More than 40 developing countries have recently approached United Nations officials to express interest in starting nuclear power programs, the Washington Post reported on Monday.The interest among developing countries ranging from the Gulf to Latin America is a concern to proliferation experts, who say it could provide the building blocks for nuclear arsenals in some of the countries, the Post said.
Reuters 12th May 2008 more >>
What would happen if a bomb dropped?
Wales on Sunday 11th May 2008 more >>