E.ON, the German-owned utility which supplies gas and electricity to millions of customers in Britain, said yesterday that it planned to build two nuclear power stations in the UK. The company, which has run into controversy over its plans to build a coal-fired plant at Kingsnorth, Kent, wants to use a new generation of 1,600MW atomic reactor, designed by Areva of France.
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Waste from a new nuclear reactor in Somerset would be kept on site, local residents have been told. British Energy is looking to build a third reactor at Hinkley Point after the government approved a new generation of nuclear power stations. The company has explained its plans to people living near the site. Some residents have expressed concern about plans to keep nuclear waste at the site, rather than transport it for storage at Sellafield.
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On the eve of the 22nd Chernobyl anniversary the nuclear industry has been rocked by revelations of cover-ups following a major nuclear accident in Spain and ongoing embarrassment over costly delays and deficiencies related to the construction of reactors in France and Finland intended to be flagships of a ‘nuclear renaissance’.
Greenpeace International 24th April 2008 more >>
THE Lake District National Park Authority says it will “work with partners” on any proposed underground nuclear waste repository. A national park meeting, last week, had before it a report of its new Mineral and Waste core strategy. The report states that “the likelihood of West Cumbria being put forward as a potential volunteer community is very high.”
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The arrest of an octogenarian US Army veteran in a decades-old spying case has aroused suspicions that Israel maintained a wider espionage network in the US than ever acknowledged.
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