Monthly Archives: March 2016

Does the public know about the nuclear hazard on Britain’s roads and railways?

Day and night, military convoys carrying nuclear warheads travel regularly up and down the country by road – between the nuclear warhead factory at Burghfield (near Aldermaston) in Berkshire and the Trident nuclear base at Coulport in Scotland. The most … Continue reading

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121 nations endorsed the Humanitarian Pledge: the harm caused by nuclear weapons explosions & testing is unacceptable

“Stigmatise, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences and associated risks” The Humanitarian Pledge offers one argument that could make Trident dead in the water that Labour, CND and the mainstream media are failing to … Continue reading

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Addressing countries with a treaty requirement to pursue negotiations “in good faith” to end the nuclear arms race and achieve total nuclear disarmament

Two people on the mailing list have drawn our attention to the hearings in The Hague, which began on March 7, 2016. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) heard the preliminary objections raised by the United Kingdom (UK), India and … Continue reading

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Safety concerns about the strength and resilience of EDF reactor’s steel dome delay approval for the Hinkley project

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has not yet approved the French-led project amid increasing worries about the reactor’s steel dome. Robin Pagnamenta Energy Editor of the Times reports that plans to build the nuclear power station at Hinkley Point … Continue reading

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The Times opposes the EDF Hinkley project, giving good grounds for cancelling it – but does so to support Japanese or Chinese alternatives.

Artist’s impression In his article, “Let’s kill off this nuclear white elephant”, former Northern Rock chairman and climate change denier Matt Ridley hinted at EDF’s precarious financial state (‘it cannot get the capital together’, more in Bloomberg). He also pointed … Continue reading

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Vested interest in the nuclear weapons industry critiqued by Steve Topple

Saturday’s phenomenal demonstration will be remembered as the biggest anti-nuclear demo in a generation – a day when CND joined forces with over 20,000 – 60,000 people, from activists to families to leaders of political parties, trade unions and faith … Continue reading

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