Category Archives: nuclear power

No Need for Nuclear: The Renewables are Here – Conway Hall conference

On the Saturday 17th June the first anti-nuclear power conference in 30 years, No Need for Nuclear: The Renewables are Here was held at Conway Hall in central London, hosted by CND. Academics, MPs and industry representatives spoke at the meeting which … Continue reading

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‘Transport’ tunnel filled with toxic nuclear waste collapsed in Washington state

Though this incident was widely reported we put it on record here in case any of May’s visitors (left) missed it. The US Department of Energy declared an emergency after a ‘transport’ tunnel filled with nuclear waste collapsed in Washington state at … Continue reading

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What Jeremy Corbyn should have said about Sellafield

David Hookes (Scientists for Global Responsibility) went canvassing in Copeland. Here is his report to Merseyside Momentum members:   Canvassing in Copeland was very revealing- the housing estate I visited was utterly decrepit- it should have been demolished and rebuilt years … Continue reading

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Returning to Hinkley Point C: taxpayers to bear the risk – “the Conservative government is not taking back control but giving it away” 

In January this year, Dr Oliver Mahony (Atlantic Assets) contested reassurances that UK taxpayers’ money will not be at risk in the Hinkley nuclear power project, pointing out that the government has pledged a £2bn guarantee on financing the investment, … Continue reading

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Nuclear power is relatively dangerous and expensive: invest in safer, cleaner, cheaper technologies

Research commissioned by The Times newspaper, owned by Rupert Murdoch, alleges that the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) found that the rate of faults recorded at power plants and military bases has doubled since 2010 to more than one a … Continue reading

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The Office for Nuclear Regulation belatedly acknowledges vulnerability of nuclear power plants

Earlier this year, the International Business Times and others reported that – in its Strategic Plan 2016-2020 – the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) belatedly referred to “the range of modern and evolving threats to the security of the nuclear … Continue reading

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Post Fukushima: nuclear power is too unsafe and expensive to justify building new plants anywhere

A reader draws our attention to a warning by former Japan prime minister Naoto Kan, who presided over country during Fukushima disaster in 2011, which leaked radiation into the sea and air. Mr Kan says that nuclear power is unsafe … Continue reading

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