No word from Pyongyang in New Year’s Day messages on why the reclusive communist government did not meet an end of year disarmament requirement.
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Belfast Telegraph 31st Dec 2007 more >>
Workers at the Indian Point 2 nuclear power plant began removing highly radioactive spent fuel from a 40-foot-deep pool Monday for transfer to giant dry casks, where the fuel will be kept until the nation comes up with a long-term nuclear waste solution. Moving the spent fuel rods gives the plant’s owner, Entergy Nuclear, room for future waste so it can keep the reactor going.
Interactive Investor 31st Dec 2007 more >>
Ministers are expected to back plans for a nuclear reactor to be built in Somerset, despite a fresh legal challenge from environmentalists. The first cabinet meeting of 2008 is expected to give backing to a new generation of power stations to be built at existing nuclear sites, including Hinkley Point, near Bridgwater.
Western Daily Press 31st Dec 2007 more >>
Sir David King stepped down yesterday as the Government’s chief scientific adviser after seven years at the centre of the Whitehall machinery governing science-related topics as diverse as flooding, badger-culling, nuclear power and climate change. He is credited with convincing the former prime minister of the seriousness of climate change, saying publicly he thought it posed a more serious threat to people’s lives than the threat of terrorism. He is also known to support the technology of genetic modification (GM), badger culling and the rebuilding of nuclear power stations – none of which has endeared him to environmentalists.
Independent 1st Jan 2008 more >>
Two recent reports on economics and security of supply of nuclear power from Sussex Energy Group.
The Economics of Nuclear Power: Has the Government Got it Right? by Prof. Gordon Mackerron. more >>
Can New Nuclear Power Strengthen Energy Security by Dr Jim Watson. more >>