China and Russia have urged North Korea to show restraint after Pyongyang threatened to carry out nuclear weapons tests.
Channel 4 News 4th October 2006
Maybe Observer has been listening to too many Korean conspiracy theories but is it just a coincidence that Pyongyang threatened to conduct a nuclear test just as the champagne was flowing in Seoul over the South Korean foreign minister’s almost certain appointment as United Nations secretary-general?
FT 5th Oct 2006
AMERICAN spy satellites have detected unusual activity at a suspected North Korean nuclear test site, suggesting that Pyongyang is preparing to carry out its threat to explode an underground atomic device.
Times 5th Oct 2006
Telegraph 5th Oct 2006
SOUTH Korea warned yesterday that a North Korean nuclear test could prompt Japan to arm itself with atomic weapons.
Scotsman 5th Oct 2006
The UN Security Council struggled to find common ground on a response to North Korea’s plan to test a nuclear bomb, with US Ambassador John Bolton conceding that “there’s division”.
Interactive Investor 4th Oct 2006
It is clear, with the world on notice that Pyongyang is indeed planning a nuclear test, and Beijing pleading for calm, that the North Korean crisis is now more acute than ever.
Times 5th Oct 2006
South Korea Nuclear is big business in South Korea, with 20 reactors in operation and significant plans for the future, a well-developed nuclear research establishment and companies now ready to supply the wider world industry. Yet this hasn’t happened by accident: it’s the result of well-laid plans and good execution over an extended period of time.
Nuclear Engineering International 4th Oct 2006
FOUR South Warwickshire villages could be back on the agenda to become nuclear dumping grounds. Sites at Bearley, Kineton, Long Marston Airfield and Wellesbourne Airfield may be thrust back onto the table if, as expected, the government backs underground storage as the best way to dispose of nuclear waste.
Stratford-upon-Avon Herald 5th October 2006
Iran’s state news agency said on Wednesday that Rahim Mashaii, the Head of Esfandyar, Iran’s tourism and cultural heritage organisation, was quoted as saying that foreign tourists can visit Iranian nuclear sites, after the country’s leader Dr.Ahmadinejad issued an authorisation ordering the organisation to study ways to do so.
Travel Mole 5th Oct 2006
Princess Anne will officially open Britain’s first purpose-built nuclear clean-up test, trials, training, research and development centre as part of a visit to Caithness on Tuesday, 10th October. She will tour the £3.5 million facility at Janetstown, UK, near Thurso and meet staff, guests and PhD researchers working there.
Power Engineering International 4th Oct 2006
Toshiba said Wednesday that it would pay $4.16bn for a 77 per cent stake in Westinghouse, buying a much larger stake in the US nuclear fuel unit of BNFL than the Japanese electronics conglomerate had initially planned. The Japanese group, which in February agreed to buy Westinghouse for $5.4bn, had indicated originally that it planned to bring in several partners to share the cost of the acquisition and that it wanted to keep for itself a stake of about 51 per cent.
FT 4th Oct 2006
The hopes of Toshiba, the Japanese conglomerate, to make a quick profit on the $5.4 billion (£3 billion) purchase of Westinghouse, the American nuclear power station group, have been dashed. It admitted that it has been left with 77 per cent of Westinghouse after failing to persuade a partner to invest.
Times 5th Oct 2006
BNFL, the controversial nuclear company, is at the heart of the multi-million pound PR and lobbying campaign for new nuclear power stations in the UK. Yet the publicly-owned company refuses to divulge important details of how it seeks to manipulate public opinion and governmental support.
Corporate Watch Oct 2006