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‘Not in this town’: artwork about Britain’s ‘nuclear colonialism’ removed via The Guardian

An Australian artist has accused a group of Conservative councillors of using “bullying strategies” to silence and censor her work after an installation she created to highlight Britain’s “identity as a colonial nuclear state” was removed from a park in … Continue reading

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The other Brexit has been forgotten:- leaving Europe’s nuclear community is just as fraught with fissile hazard via The Telegraph

[…] We are told almost nothing. The Conservative Party Manifesto does not mention Britain’s exit from European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), which must automatically take place in conjunction with Brexit. There is no outline of how the UK will seek … Continue reading

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Exclusive: UK to step up collaboration with US over nuclear warheads via The Guardian

Britain is stepping up its cooperation with the US over the design of nuclear warheads, raising new questions about the independence of the UK deterrent, according to documents disclosed after a freedom of information request. Increased cooperation on warhead design … Continue reading

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Nuclear train derailed, emergency services at scene via News and Star

[…] A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesperson said: “BTP officers were called to the line close to Barrow-in-Furness rail station following a report that a freight train had partially derailed. “The incident, which was reported to BTP at 2.13pm, is … Continue reading

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Nuclear activists camp out at weapons centre via Morning Star

Anti-nuclear campaigners swooped on Britain’s Atomic Weapons Establishment early today morning to protest against the £100 billion Trident replacement. More than 20 activists set up camp outside the AWE in Burghfield, Berkshire, at 2am, pitching their tents under cover of … Continue reading

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Russia’s Rosatom eyes nuclear contracts in Britain via Reuters

(Reuters) – Russian state nuclear company Rosatom is considering selling reactors in Britain and will soon decide whether to apply for a UK reactor licence, a senior company executive said. Rosatom is now building more atomic power plants than any … Continue reading

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UK’s nuclear weapons being dismantled under disarmament obligations via the guardian

Three Trident warheads a year being taken from navy depot near Glasgow to private contractor in Berkshire to be decommissioned Quietly, slowly and without any fuss, Britain is dismantling its nuclear weapons. Three Trident warheads a year are being moved … Continue reading

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EU draws up plans to allow state aid for nuclear power via Financial Times

The EU has drawn up plans to change state aid rules to make it easier for member countries to subsidise nuclear power, in a move that looks set to trigger a political row across the continent. By exempting all nuclear … Continue reading

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Battle for soul of the Lakes pits unspoilt nature against the lure of more jobs via the guardian

As a crucial decision on nuclear dumping looms, Cumbria’s people are divided over the best way to secure their future – and that of the national park […] The next potential threat is a decision on the site of a … Continue reading

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Britain looks to China to fuel nuclear renaissance via The Washington Post

[…] Since the disaster-triggered crisis at Fukushima, Germany has vowed to abandon its nuclear plants within 11 years while Japan is weighing a similar move. Last month, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission temporarily froze 19 new requests for reactor licenses … Continue reading

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