Australian group writes to Japanese Ambassador, calls for halt to plan to empty Fukushima nuclear wastewater into the Pacific. — nuclear-news

ACE Nuclear Free Collective . Friends of the Earth Australia, 14/06/21 To Ambassador YAMAGAMI Shingo, We, the undersigned, are sending this letter to express our concern at the recent decision of the Japanese government to release around 1.25 million tons of treated wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi site into the Pacific Ocean. Treatment cannot remove all […]Australian …

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Building Hinkley C, BBC Series Reads Like EDF Press Release, Meanwhile Not Mentioned is the Fact that EDF Plan Mass Destruction For Fish (and much else besides)

Hinkley C = 11 BILLION Dead Fish (and much more besides) photos by Stop Hinkley The PR is relentless for the most dangerous new nuclear build in the UK with a plan for "high burn" uranium fuel made near Preston at Springfields, Salwick, which would take into eternity to cool. The BBC programme "Building Britain's …

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Is Silloth and the Solway Plain the target once again?

No area in Cumbria should be in the frame – not the Irish Sea, not Millom, not Silloth. The new and dishonest RWM/CoRWM “process” is aimed not only at bribery of those souls who can be persuaded to go along with the diabolic plan and exclusion of those thoughtful voices opposed, but also at divide and conquer “not here, there” Radiation Free Lakeland and our dedicated campaign Lakes Against Nuclear Dump say “NOT ANYWHERE”. Call a halt to “Delivery” of a deep nuclear dump Now.

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As we highlighted back in January, Allerdale has been volunteered by an individual as a potential site for burying the nation’s nuclear waste in a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF)

Over the last few months Cumbria Trust has met on a number of occasions with the developer, Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) and with a Working Group in Allerdale which has been tasked with defining a search area within Allerdale or under the seabed off the coast of Allerdale.

In this latest search process the Lake District is excluded, and when that is combined with areas previously excluded due to the presence of certain minerals and aquifers, the available onshore area in Allerdale becomes rather limited.The map below shows these exclusions in pink.Combined with the recent suggestion from RWM and the geologist working for the previous process, that the Mercia Mudstone may be a suitable host rock, this leads us to…

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NFLA publishes report on UK plutonium policy amid new concerns over plutonium remobilisation in the Irish Sea

The Nuclear Free Local Authorities have today published a report on the UK's plutonium policy amid new concerns over plutonium remobilisation in the Irish Sea. This combines two excellent reports from NFLA Policy Advisor Pete Roche which can be seen on the informative website https://www.No2nuclearpower.org.uk. Part A  Plutonium Policy Update Extract: "When reprocessing ends in …

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Fascism: three brief insights — winter oak

by Paul Cudenec I seem to have spent a lot of time over the last few years reading and writing about fascism, rather than about the positive ideas which inspire me. I have felt obliged to do so because of our society’s worrying general blindness concerning what fascism was, historically, and what it has evolved […]Fascism: …

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Radioactive Scrap Metal Overflow Plan at the Port of Workington – The Dark Side of Decommissioning

Image sent anonymously to Radiation Free Lakeland - shows up to 160 shipping containers of Radioactive Scrap Metal at the Cyclife/EDF 'metal recycling facility' in Lillyhall Industrial Estate. The Cyclife site now want to house an "overflow" of shipping containers full of radscrap metal at the Port of Workington. The Environment Agency have given Cyclife …

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Old nuclear grinding to a halt

The graphite cores of old nuclear reactors become ever more brittle making the likelihood of ‘accident’ even greater (can it be called an accident when the intolerable risks are known?) . It is way beyond time to shut down all nuclear reactors and scrap the new build.

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nuClear news, No 1333 5 June 21In February it was reported that Centrica had suspended the sale of its nuclear business. Centrica owns a 20% interest in the UK’s 8.25 GW of operational nuclear power generation fleet. In 2018 it announced it was looking for a buyer for the stake. The Company continues to look at options, but the divestment process has now been paused mainly because of the graphite cracking issue at Hunterston and Hinkley and pipe corrosion at Dungeness.

The company’s nuclear output for 2020 was down 10% year on year to 9.134 TWh, while the achieved price was up 4% to £51.30/MWh. Centrica’s nuclear segment made an operating loss of £17 million, down from a £17 million operating profit in 2019. A £525 million impairment charge on power assets included £481 million relating to nuclear, “largely as a result of a reduction in price forecasts and…

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Titanic Microbes and Request for Moratorium on “Delivery” of Deep Nuclear Waste Dump

  Image: Titanic Then and Now Lakes Against Nuclear Dump (LAND) have sent a letter to Boris Johnson urging him to issue a Moratorium on the push for "Delivery of a Geological Disposal Facility" - Cumbria is in the frame once again with the salt water infused complex geology under the Irish Sea being touted …

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Rare Items for Sale in New Fundraiser for Lakes Against Nuclear Dump

NIREX - Government Propaganda Calendar from 1997 A new Fundraiser sale has been launched for our dedicated campaign Lakes Against Nuclear Dump. Exciting and interesting items for sale include this very rare 1997 NIREX calendar . This is Government propaganda from the 1990's promoting the plan to sell Cumbrians a geological nuclear dump. This is …

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The time to divest from Bitcoin is now — nuclear-news

Great article by John Quiggin on cryptocurrencies. Here in Cumbria "Professor Bitcoin" Jem Bendell (a leading inspiration for Extinction Rebellion) was responsible for the University of Cumbria becoming the first in the world to accept payment of fees in the online currency, Bitcoin, in 2014. Strange times. Those who shout sustainability the loudest are often …

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