Norwegian Envionmental Minister Helen Bjoernoey regrets that the British Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant probably will be re-opened sometime this year. The plant was closed last year, following a serious leak.
Norway Post 16th May 2006
The EU yesterday promised to make Iran a “bold” offer of nuclear, economic and possibly security guarantees, if it agrees to bow to UN pressure and halt uranium enrichment on its soil.
Independent 16th May 2006
FT 16th May 2006
Guardian website 15th May 2006
Times website 15th May 2006
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday called for urgent action on the Iranian nuclear crisis but said he was encouraged by diplomatic efforts to resolve the simmering dispute between Tehran and the West.
Reuters 15th May 2006
Article by Bruce Kent: I REMEMBER seeing my mother in tears for the first time in the 1960s during the Cuban missile crisis. The world seemed on the brink of a nuclear conflict following the “knife edge” politics and cold war 1950s mindset of mutually assured destruction (MAD).
Northern Echo 16th May 2006
Nuclear Waste Transport
Trains transporting the material are travelling from power stations in the South and being carried up to the nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield in Cumbria, passing through Preston and Lancaster. Activists from environmental charity Greenpeace staged a protest outside the Preston’s railway station on Saturday to raise awareness among local people.
Lancashire Evening Post 15th May 2006
The nuclear industry is often regarded as a modern one. Yet the Westinghouse-operated Springfields site celebrates 60 years of achievements this year. It is here that the UK’s civil nuclear power programme was born on March 28, 1946, when the site was named by the Government as the country’s nuclear fuel production facility.
Blackpool Today 15th May 2006
Residents are being urged to make their views heard about plans for the disposal of radioactive waste at two nuclear weapons factories in Berkshire.
BBC 15th May 2006