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General Synod backs the UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, July 8th 2018

. General Synod Debate on the UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2018/13-july/news/uk/general-synod-nuclear-disarmament This is the first time since 2007 that nuclear weapons have been debated and the focus of the debate is the UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons. Bishop … Continue reading

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Ireland: scientific and political concern about the environmental impact of the Hinkley Point nuclear power station.

  Since the 1950’s Sellafield (above) has pumped a quarter of a tonne of plutonium and a cocktail of other radioactive isotopes out of twin sea discharge pipes into the Irish Sea. Because the radioactive pollution is detectable the pollution … Continue reading

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Just Defence Charter signatory: Air Commodore Alistair Mackie, 1922-2018, with respect

. JUST DEFENCE CHARTER .As those who seek to contribute to our national security in Parliament or other positions in public and professional life, the signatories of this Charter agree:  1. The defence of our country and of our way … Continue reading

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Seven years ago, the Environment Agency warned that 12 of our 19 nuclear sites were in danger of flooding and erosion

In the Guardian recently, Paul Brown reminded us that in 2012 a document obtained under the Freedom of Information Act showed that the Environment Agency was warning that 12 out of the UK’s 19 nuclear sites were in danger of … Continue reading

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Goal: a mutually and effectively verifiable Middle East Zone free of actual and potential weapons of mass destruction

Dr David Lowry Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Resource and Security Studies, Cambridge, MA, US, noted a serious omission in the Financial Times recently. He pointed out that a recent article  about Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s presentation on Iran’s alleged covert … Continue reading

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America’s plutonium: bury it, dilute and dispose or use it to produce MOX fuel?

o A Moseley reader draws attention to this Reuters special report by Scot J. Paltrow, summarised here with added material. The United States has a vast amount of plutonium and, under the 2000 Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement, agreed to … Continue reading

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Nuclear news: 2017 European cloud of radioactive pollution, bushfire threatening reactor, Dr Paul Dorfman

Lefteris Karagiannopoulos writing from Oslo for Reuters, reports that international experts have not been able to find what caused a cloud of radioactive pollution that spread over Europe last year and prompted fears of a nuclear leak, Swedish authorities said … Continue reading

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