Germany says Iran’s offer of talks provided there are no sanctions is unacceptable.
Sky 25th August 2006
The US would have to lift decades-old sanctions against Iran and probably give assurances that it has no policy of regime change towards the Islamic republic to settle Iran’s nuclear dispute with the west, according to leaks of the Iranian
Guardian 25th August 2006
South Korea’s defense chief today said North Korea was believed to have one or two nuclear weapons, amid growing concerns the communist regime may be preparing to test an atomic bomb for the first time.
ICWales 25th August 2006
JAPAN has confirmed that there has been an increase in vehicle activity at a North Korean nuclear testing site, but it remains unclear whether a test explosion is imminent.
Scotsman 25th August 2006
A list of 537 sites deemed suitable to store up to 250,000 cubic metres of nuclear waste for up to 100,000 years has been published under freedom of information legislation. The list, drawn up in the 1980s by a team of Government geologists and other specialists, includes Cottesmore and North Luffenham.
Stamford Today 25th August 2006
Letter from Mitsui Babcock: The continued references to the rising costs of nuclear decommissioning are troubling (“Warning on cost of nuclear plants’ clean-up”, August 17). My concerns are that they are repeatedly used as part of an alarmist argument against nuclear power.
FT 25th August 2006
Strategic Environmenmtal Assessment
Letter from Ross Finnie: Any proposal to build a new nuclear power station should be reflected in the relevant development plan. This would require to be subject to strategic environmental assessment with a full discussion of the other options considered and their environmental consequences. There must be full public consultation on this assessment and an explanation of how public comments have been taken into account. In addition, any site-specific request for permission to build a nuclear power station would require to undergo an environmental impact assessment.
Herald 25th August 2006