Tag Archives: Sellafield

Extreme Torture via Beyond Nuclear International

By Linda Pentz Gunter Imagine being subjected to ear-shattering blasts every ten seconds, twenty four hours a day for four straight weeks? By any metric, that would qualify as the most appalling form of torture. But that is exactly what … Continue reading

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UK Stops Nuclear Reprocessing, but Sellafield Plant to Remain Open for Decades via The Energy Mix

Primary Author: Paul Brown @pbrown4348 Seventy years after the United Kingdom first began extracting plutonium from spent uranium fuel to make nuclear weapons, the industry is finally calling a halt to reprocessing, leaving the country with 120 tons of the metal, … Continue reading

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Sellafield Windscale Pile chimney diffuser dismantled via BBC News

One of the most identifiable structures of the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant has been dismantled. The huge diffuser on top of the 125m (410ft) Windscale Pile chimney has been visible in west Cumbria for 70 years. It had to be … Continue reading

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Plutonium policy update and plutonium remobilisation in the Irish Sea via nuClearNews

Plutonium Policy UpdateIntroductionThe Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) now expects the Magnox Reprocessing Plant at Sellafield to close this year (2021) – one year later than previously planned. The newer Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (THORP) was shut in November 2018. Reprocessing, … Continue reading

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Britain has 139 tons of plutonium. That’s a real problem via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Christopher Fichtlscherer, Friederike Frieß, Moritz Kütt, April 17, 2020 The United Kingdom’s last plutonium reprocessing plant, B205, located in Sellafield in northern England, will shut down by the end of 2020. It will bring an end to the era of plutonium separation in … Continue reading

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Britain offers millions in cash to bury its radioactive waste via DW

Britain is again hunting for a suitable site to store its highly radioactive nuclear waste after a previous attempt was blocked by residents. Rural areas could be given cash if they house the underground facility. In 2012, musician Geoff Betsworth … Continue reading

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Drone to map radiation within Fukushima plant via World Nuclear News

A small drone is to be deployed to measure radiation levels at the damaged reactors at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The UK-developed RISER – Remote Intelligence Survey Equipment for Radiation – has already been used successfully at Sellafield, … Continue reading

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A Little 3 Minute Film About Attempts To Re-open Most Dangerous Coal Mine In The UK Near Sellafield Nuclear Site via Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

AGAINST THE PLAN Are:  The Coal Authority, National Trust, Natural England, Colourful Coast Partnership, RSPB, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, The Environment Agency, Coal Action Network and Many More!   Read more.

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Ukraine Energy Wars Are Leading To A Fukushima-Chernobyl Debacle In Europe via Nuclear News

(Archives edition Looking back on the dodgy Ukrainian nuclear energy industry a possible source of HEU for Jihadists in our latest report By Yoichi Shimatsu Exclusvie to Rense 1-5-15) Clashes over energy in Ukraine between the West and Russia could … Continue reading

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Government has been urged to demand Sellafield’s closure via The Irish Times

The Government has been urged to demand the complete closure of the Sellafield nuclear site on the west coast of Britain after a BBC programme raised concerns about safety at the facility. The Panorama investigation was prompted by a former … Continue reading

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