Martin Sheen was among a group of peace activists rounded up at an anti-nuclear protest at a test site in Nevada, authorities said. A total of 39 protesters, including Sheen, were released after being stopped by sheriff’s deputies for crossing onto test site property following the rally, test site spokesman Darwin Morgan said.
Wigan Today 2nd April 2007
International sanctions to starve Iran’s nuclear programme have heightened the risk of a radiological disaster that could spread across the Gulf, according to a new British report. John Large of Large and Associates, UK nuclear consultants, writes that once the Bushehr civilian reactor in southern Iran goes into operation this year, a safety failure – a radioactive leak – could threaten Gulf shipping lanes and Arab Gulf states.
FT 2nd April 2007
IRANIANS were yesterday told to stand by for a major announcement on the country’s nuclear programme. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said: “The nation will soon hear fresh news about our nuclear transition.” A press conference is planned for tomorrow.
Daily Mirror 2nd April 2007
Over 50 people from Nottingham and Derby successfully blockaded the Faslane Nuclear Naval Base In Scotland today. Various blockade groups in intriguing lock-on devices and some plastered together blocked the main entrance to the site.
Indy Media 1st April 2007
It is “vital” for Lancashire and the North West to stay at the cutting edge of the UK’s nuclear industry. That was the message from a nuclear power expert, who added that new power stations would have “major implications” for jobs. Joe Flanagan, sector lead for energy at the North West Development Agency, was speaking at a nuclear debate in Preston.
Lancashire Evening Post 1st April 2007
Greenpeace’s High Court victory in February may have been deeply embarrassing for the Government but it does not appear to have concerned the world’s energy giants. The Government had hoped to publish a White Paper at the end of March outlining a plan to build the next generation of power stations to replace the decommissioned ones. But that plan was derailed by High Court judge Mr Justice Sullivan, who in February said the Government’s approach was “seriously flawed”. Yet, despite the public setback, behind the scenes the world’s largest energy companies are jostling for position ahead of the expected publication of the delayed paper in early May.
Telegraph 2nd April 2007