The Government has launched a consultation to seek responses to an application submitted by the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) for a regulatory justification decision in relation to the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR). The consultation runs until 13th May 2014.
The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) has published a briefing which provides an overview and model response to the consultation. It is available here.
Chair of the UK and Ireland NFLA, Councillor Mark Hackett, writing in The Ecologist, says the design is a dismal failure in Japan, costs more than alternatives, and brings serious health hazards.