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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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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince causes concern and a scientist reflects on radiation

  On the BASIC website news from Riyadh was highlighted: RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will develop nuclear weapons if its arch-rival Iran does so, the kingdom’s crown prince said in remarks released on Thursday, raising the prospect of a nuclear … Continue reading

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Decommissioning: teams developing robots to work in radioactive areas

o As hopes rise, cautiously, pending negotiations with Kim Jong-un, many hope to see all nuclear installations safely decommissioned and never replaced. Tom Robinson, Deputy of the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Centre of Expertise at Sellafield, points out in The … Continue reading

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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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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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