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Western Europe cools on plans for nuclear power via Climate News Network

By Paul Dorfman As more reactors face closure, governments in Europe may prefer renewable energy to replace nuclear power. LONDON, 25 November, 2020 – News that two more reactors in the United Kingdom are to shut down on safety grounds earlier than planned … Continue reading

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Faslane to dump up to 50 times more radioactive waste in the Clyde via The Ferret

Rob Edwards on March 1, 2020 […] An application by the MoD to overhaul waste disposal from the Faslane and Coulport nuclear bases near Helensburgh suggests that radioactive discharges could rise sharply as more submarines are stationed there. The liquid waste comes from the reactors that … Continue reading

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RICHARD TANTER: Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish Threat to the British Nuclear Weapons State via John Menadue: Pearls and Irritations

The Scottish National Party election landslide win augurs more than Scottish independence – including a profound threat to the viability of Britain as a Nuclear Weapons State. Amidst the multitude of commentaries – horrified or joyous – on the Conservative victory in … Continue reading

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Scottish Power becomes first big UK energy firm to switch to 100% wind power via The Scotsman

Scottish Power has announced that it will generate all of its electricity from wind power instead of coal and gas in the future, becoming the first major UK energy company to make such a shift. The move, announced on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Scots MPs line up against Trident ahead of key vote via The Herald

THE SNP has warned of a Brexit-style backlash if Westminster imposes another generation of nuclear weapons on the Clyde against Scotland’s wishes. David Cameron yesterday confirmed the crunch vote on the £200bn successor programme to Trident would be on July … Continue reading

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Nuclear-Free Local Authorities say Scottish nuclear facilities are vulnerable to terrorist attack via The Herald Scotland

UK authorities are underestimating the risks of devastating terrorist attacks on nuclear plants and shipments of radioactive material, according to an expert report seen by the Sunday Herald. A new analysis for the 40-strong group of Nuclear-Free Local Authorities (NFLA) … Continue reading

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Flying nuclear material from Scotland to US ‘an option’ via BBC News

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has said radioactive material could potentially be flown to and from Scotland and the US. Last month, the UK and US governments agreed that material could be exchanged, with the UK receiving a type of … Continue reading

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George Osborne making ‘wrong moral choice’ on nuclear weapons via The Guardian

Scotland’s deputy first minister accuses chancellor of jumping gun by announcing extra £500m for Trident base Scotland’s deputy first minister has accused George Osborne of making “the wrong moral choice” on nuclear weapons after the chancellor announced £500m of extra … Continue reading

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Sturgeon: wind ‘substantially cheaper than nuclear’ via Energy Voice

[…] She argued that Scottish wind power is now “substantially cheaper than nuclear”, and said that onshore wind development shows long-term investment on a large-scale leads to substantial cost reductions. Speaking ahead of a visit to Whitelee Wind farm, Scotland’s … Continue reading

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Radiation safety breaches up 50% in one year at Scotland’s nuclear bomb bases via Herald Scotland

Fresh alarms over nuclear dangers on the Clyde have been sounded after the Ministry of Defence revealed that the number of radiation safety incidents had leapt by more than 50 per cent in a year. There were 105 “nuclear safety … Continue reading

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