The government will release its long-awaited National Policy Statements for new nuclear build in November, climate change minister David Kidney told a CBI conference today. The Statements, which will be released for consultation, are designed to give energy firms an indication of the legislative framework they will have to comply with as they start planning the new nuclear reactors.
Business Green 22nd Oct 2009 more >>
Details of a nuclear-industry funded armed police force that guards Dungeness, and other nuclear power stations, and patrols the local area in permanently armed cars have been revealed today in the Guardian newspaper. The Civil Nuclear Constabulary, whose job is to protect civil nuclear plants and radioactive nuclear material when in transit and to recover control of the material if lost or stolen, has a force of 750 officers and staff. At Dungeness they maintain an overtly heavily armed presence 24 hours a day, 7 days week and patrol an area up to 3 miles from the nuclear plant in permanently armed patrol cars.
Romney Marsh Times 21st Oct 2009 more >>
Thomas Consulting, which has offices in Buckshaw Village, near Chorley and Leyland, has signed up with power group British Energy to provide services at its two reactors in Heysham, near Morecambe, until the end of 2012. The services include designing and building offices and providing advice on contaminated land services.
Lancashire Evening Post 22nd Oct 2009 more >>
Low Level Waste
Villagers in Northamptonshire are campaigning against the use of their local landfill for radioactive waste from the nuclear industry.
BBC 23rd Oct 2009 more >>
If Tehran tries to renegotiate the draft nuclear deal agreed in Vienna on Wednesday, it could all fall apart. But before we list the pitfalls that lie ahead, it is worth contrasting where we are today with what was on offer a year ago. At the previous round in Geneva, Iran produced a scrappy, typewritten two-page document called the None Paper. It should have read non-paper – jargon for an unofficial negotiating document – but the content was truer to its mispelled title than its authors intended.
Guardian 23rd Oct 2009 more >>
Economist 22nd Oct 2009 more >>
The United States and United Arab Emirates are finalizing a landmark nuclear power cooperation agreement now that Congress has given its tacit approval, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
Interactive Investor 22nd Oct 2009 more >>
A suicide bomber struck a checkpoint near a military complex reportedly linked to Pakistan’s nuclear weapons programme today, killing seven people as the army pressed ahead with a major anti-Taliban offensive in the northwest.
Belfast Telegraph 23rd Oct 2009 more >>