The two MoX ships have left Cherbourg and will travel to Japan via the Cape of Good Hope and South west Pacific.
Areva Press Release 6th March 2009 more >>
Yesterday, a shipment of plutonium mixed oxide (Mox) fuel left France bound for Japan. It’s the first shipment of Mox fuel to Japan in eight years, and the largest shipment of plutonium the world has ever seen – 1.8 tonnes of it in fact, enough to make 225 nuclear weapons.
Greenpeace UK 6th Mar 2009 more >>
Loaded with 1.8 ton of Mox, the Pacific Heron left Cherbourg around 17h15 on Thursday. Greenpeace has written to the 80 countries whose territorial waters the convoy may pass through to ask them to refuse access of to their territorial waters. None of them had been informed of the route. The convoy is the equivalent of 225 nuclear bombs and will spend 70 days at sea.
Greenpeace France 5th Mar 2009 more >>
Areva will meet potential UK suppliers in Birmingham at the National Motorcycle Museum on March 16th.
Contract Journal 7th Mar 2009 more >>
Energy and Climate Change Minister Mike O’Brien today announced the appointment of four non-executive directors to the Board of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).
DECC Press Release 6th Mar 2009 more >>
More details will be revealed later this month about plans that could result in as many as three new nuclear power plants being built in west Cumbria. There will be two public meetings about the multi-billion-pound investments – potentially creating thousands of jobs – in Whitehaven Civic Hall on March 18. There, details will be disclosed about proposals for a new station at Sellafield on land owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. Representatives of German energy firm RWE npower, which wants to build atomic plants along the Cumbrian coast at Egremont and Millom, are also expected to attend.
Carlisle News and Star 6th Mar 2009 more >>
Braystones, between Egremont and Sellafield, is one of the two preferred locations in Copeland. Also earmarked is Kirksanton, another small isolated community near Millom.
Whitehaven News 4th Mar 2009 more >>