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Hinkley Point C: Chinese nuclear plant fault may delay UK power plan via The Times

Key safety components in the UK’s first new nuclear power station for 30 years may need to be redesigned and the project could be delayed after defects were detected at a similar reactor in China. The £22 billion Hinkley Point C plant … Continue reading

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New Nuclear: What’s at Stake for Wildlife? via Greater Manchester Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

This webinar featured: • Juliet Davenport OBE (founder of Good Energy) • Jonathon Porritt (founder of Forum for the Future) • Diana Quick (actress and Sizewell C campaigner) • Craig Bennett (CEO, The Wildlife Trusts) WHAT’S IT ABOUT? New nuclear … Continue reading

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How the UK’s secret defence policy is driving energy policy – with the public kept in the dark via The Fifth Estate

The UK government has for 15 years persistently backed the need for new nuclear power. Given its many problems, most informed observers can’t understand why. The answer lies in its commitment to being a nuclear military force. Here’s how, and … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson: Wind farms could power every home by 2030 via BBC

Speaking to the Conservative party conference, the PM announced £160m to upgrade ports and factories for building turbines to help the country “build back greener”. The plan aims to create 2,000 jobs in construction and support 60,000 more. He said … Continue reading

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Japan and Hitachi pin nuclear export hopes on U.K. project in Wales via The Japan Times

[…] Hitachi Ltd. and the U.K. government started official talks last month on building new reactors in Wales, with a goal of firing them up in the first half of the 2020s. The outlook for the ¥3 trillion project is … Continue reading

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Veteran claims three generations of family left with deformities due to nuclear test radiation exposure via Eastern Daily Press

When Robert Fleming watched one of the world’s most powerful weapons detonate 60 years ago, little did he know of the lasting impact it would have on future generations. Aged just 24, the RAF serviceman was stationed on an island … Continue reading

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Hinkley Point C: watchdog confirms fears of political vanity project via The Guardian

Nils Pratley The National Audit Office does not use excitable phrases like “utter shambles.” But the spending watchdog’s verdict on Hinkley Point C, the nuclear power plant in Somerset that is supposedly inevitable, amounts to the same thing. The government “has … Continue reading

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Picking losers’ – UK must not risk taxpayers’ billions on failed nuclear dream via The Ecologist

[…] Giant portions of public spending are now at risk of pouring down a nuclear power black hole as calls for the Government to make direct investments into new nuclear power plant intensify. […] And of course these demands for … Continue reading

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Radiation rise detected near Chapelcross nuclear site via BBC News

There has been a rise in the level of radiation detected around the former Chapelcross nuclear plant in Dumfries and Galloway, according to a study. However, the latest Radioactivity in Food and the Environment (RIFE) reportfound that the levels remained … Continue reading

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Nuclear power stations cause childhood leukemia – and here’s the proof via The Ecologist

The core issue is that, world-wide, over 60 epidemiological studies have examined cancer incidences in children near nuclear power plants (NPPs): most (>70%) indicate leukemia increases. I can think of no other area of toxicology (eg asbestos, lead, smoking) with … Continue reading

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