The government’s decision to replace the Trident missile system will encourage nuclear proliferation and deepen Britain’s dependency on the US, a parliamentary inquiry into the future of the deterrent was told yesterday. Anti-nuclear campaigners told the Commons defence committee that last month’s white paper on the deterrent avoided the issue of what kind of warheads would go on the missiles.
Guardian 17th Jan 2007
For 60 years, it has depicted how close the world is to nuclear disaster. Today, scientists will move its hands forward to show we are facing the gravest threat in at least 20 years.
Independent 17th Jan 2007
An international consortium has demanded North Korea pay almost $2 billion (1 billion pounds) in compensation for a project to build two nuclear reactors that was scrapped after the United States accused Pyongyang of cheating on the deal.
Reuters 16th Jan 2007
The UK’s principal nuclear regulators published today, (Thursday, January 11), new guidance enabling an integrated approach to the assessment of nuclear power station designs that provides comprehensive protection for people and the environment.
Environment Agency website 16th Jan 2007