Pakistan has refused US demands to talk to Abdul Qadeer Khan, whose black market network sold nuclear technology to Iran and North Korea
Times 15th June 2006
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said a package of incentives and penalties aimed at inducing it to abandon its nuclear programmes was a positive step but gave no hint as to when he might formally respond.
FT 16th June 2006
BBC 16th June 2006
Sky 16th June 2006
IRAN’S Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, yesterday vowed not to surrender his country’s nuclear programme, saying there was an unwarranted “western outcry”.
Scotsman 16th June 2006
Middle East Online 15th June 2006
An Arctic military shipbuilding plant and Russia’s Atomic Power Agency signed a contract yesterday to build the world’s first floating nuclear reactor.
Guardian 16th June 2006
Independent 16th June 2006
Letter from Prof Taylor calling for the revival of fast reactors.
Telegraph 16th June 2006
Parliament has approved a proposal to bury the country’s stock of high-level nuclear waste, following a 15 year review of the options for dealing with the spent fuel from France’s network of nuclear reactors. France will choose a site in 2015 for the burial of nuclear waste in rock formations several hundred meters below the earth’s surface, known as “deep geological disposal”, with storage beginning in 2025.
Interactive Investor 15th June 2006
Protesters descended on Bewley House this week with banners and calling for Chippenham-based firm MW Zander to abandon its involvement with the nuclear weapons industry. Protesters say the company has been awarded a £20 million contract by the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) to build the Orion laser facility, at Aldermaston a massive building housing a laser hall which would be used to replicate conditions of a nuclear explosion.
Wiltshire Gazette & Herald 15th June 2006
EMBARRASSING revelations of Tony Blair’s early political beliefs have emerged in a letter he wrote to Labour leader Michael Foot in 1982. Many of the policies he raves about in the letter he has since DITCHED – to make his party electable. Mr Blair, then 29, BACKED nuclear disarmament.
The Sun 16th June 2006
MEMBERS of British Nuclear Group’s demolition team have been to America to see the sort of explosion which will bring down four giant cooling towers at Sellafield later this year. The team watched the demolition of a 499ft cooling tower on the Trojan nuclear site in Oregon.
Carlisle News and Star 15th June 2006
Once more, nuclear generation does not supply 19% of UK energy. The figure is for electricity alone (Tories refuse to give guarantees to nuclear power industry, page 14, June 9). This was previously corrected on June 2.
Guardian 16th June 2006