Keswick says No to New Nuclear Build 20 miles away as the crow flies

Today in Keswick 90% of the people we spoke to were opposed to new nuclear build in Cumbria. This does not tally with what NuGen are saying which is that "Cumbria wants new nuclear build."  A recent poll in the Evening Mail indicated that 85% of those voting do not want new nuclear build in …

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20 Miles from Keswick as the Crow Flies: Biggest Nuclear Development in Europe

Join Us in Keswick - on Tuesday 31st May 2-4 outside the Skiddaw Hotel Lets Expose the Sham CONsultation Ruskin, Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth are Lake District icons.   Not one of these icons would have separated the West Coast of Cumbria from the Lake District as we have been taught to do in the nuclear age. …

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Not too Bright US Nuclear Navy Man Dumps Phone with Classified Nuclear Sub System Pics in Garbage

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We may never know his motive. But, he apparently wasn’t technically inclined enough to figure out how to remove the photos from his phone before disposal. And, yet, he was supposed to be operating and maintaining nuclear subs from September of 2007 to March of 2012.
On January 19, 2009, at approximately 4:00 a.m., SAUCIER took two photos, one of the auxiliary steam plant panel and the other of the reactor compartment viewed through a portal.  On March 22, 2009, at approximately 1:30 a.m., SAUCIER took two photos that, when placed side by side, provided a panoramic array of the Maneuvering Compartment, the room from which the propulsion system of the boat is operated.  On July 15, 2009, at 12:47 p.m., SAUCIER took two photos documenting the reactor head configuration of the nuclear reactor and a view of the reactor compartment from within that compartment.” (USDOJ, 27…

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Workers Vote to Strike At All 19 Nuclear Power Stations in France

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France Nuclear Power Station map by Sting-Roulex45-Domaina, CC-BY-SA via Wikipedia

Workers at All of France’s 19 Nuclear Power Stations Vote to Strike
First, workers at Nogent-sur-Seine nuclear power station voted on Tuesday night, 24 May, to power down the still operating nuclear reactor starting on Wednesday night for a 24 hour period as a protest against major modifications in the work legal code. It will take several days for the reactor to power back up. The other reactor at the site is already down due to a technical problem.

On Wednesday night, 25 May, workers at the other 18 nuclear power stations also voted to strike. This means that all 19 nuclear power stations in France will be on strike from early Thursday morning. While Nogent-sur-Seine said that they intend to power the reactor down to 0% output, to join the 0% output of the other reactor, the exact program followed by the other striking power stations was to be…

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  May 25, 2016 NFLA publish independent analysis of scientific advice in nuclear related emergency incidents and call for national issuing of stable iodine tablets The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) publishes today an independent submission by radiation risks expert Dr Ian Fairlie (1) on the role of science and scientific advice in emergency incidents …


ETHICS and NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY- theme for May 2016


The unethical nature of nuclear power, nuclear weapons, and the entire nuclear fuel cycle is becoming more obvious, as its history unfolds. On grounds of nuclear weapons spread, unsolved wastes problem, health and environment, effects on indigenous and poor peoples, injustice to today’s and future generations – and even the sheer financial costs for now and the future – it is clear that “atoms for peace” is a false and unethical enterprise.

Given the mounting negative evidence about the nuclear industry, it is concerning that so many world political, scientific and economic leaders continue to promote the industry. Sir Mark Oliphant, (below) one of the founders of the atomic bomb, was one who had the courage to change his mind, and to speak out against nuclear power and nuclear weapons.

Why is it so rare for ‘important’ people to face up to the evil nature of the whole nuclear fuel…

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Renewable energy transition is stalling world greenhouse gas emissions

Don’t let Nuclear trash the climate ….


climate-changeSurge in renewable energy stalls world greenhouse gas emissions Falling coal use in China and the US and a shift towards renewable energy globally saw energy emissions level for the second year running, says IEA, Guardian, John Vidal, 17 March 16, Falling coal use in China and the US and a worldwide shift towards renewable energy have kept greenhouse gas emissions level for a second year running, one of the world’s leading energy analysts has said.

Preliminary data for 2015 from the International Energy Agency (IEA) showed that carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector have levelled off at 32.1bn tonnes even as the global economy grew over 3% .

Electricity generated by renewable sources played a critical role, having accounted for around 90% of new electricity generation in 2015. Wind power produced more than half of all new electricity generation, said the IEA.

The figures are significant…

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Greens Urge Ireland to Insist on Hinkley Nuclear Power Consultation Following UNESC Ruling

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Ireland in relation to proposed British Nuclear Power Stations Hinkley and Moorside
Ireland in relation to the two new nuclear power stations, which the UK government wants to impose

Note that if the Government of Ireland fails to act promptly, then the people of Ireland, as well as those in other impacted countries, may complain to the UN under the Aarhus Convention, as explained below the News Release. In fact, members of the public do not have to wait, but can act now if they wish. Their rights have already been violated.

News Release from The Green Party, Ireland:
Greens urge Government to insist on Hinkley consultation following UNESC ruling 9th May 2016

The Green Party today accused the United Nations Economic and Social Council of ‘pulling punches’, following their finding that Britain has breached the Espoo convention, but failure to deliver a recommendation.

UNESC found that Britain failed to notify neighbouring states and the general public of the threat of…

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85% of Cumbrians say NO to Nuclear Nightmare, While NuGen Peddle their Fairytale in Beckermet

  In just one day 85% of 1268 Cumbrians said  NO to the nightmare of new build while NuGen peddle their "sleeping beauty" fairy story.  This poll is far larger than the responses to the first NuGen CONsultation and we suspect far more representative of Cumbria.  Many Sellafield workers who oppose Moorside would be reluctant …

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Four Workers Accused of “Willfully” Hiding Info Re Emergency Cooling Tank Leaking into Reactor Control Room: Another Big Easy Nuclear Reactor Day for the US NRC

News from the US…”Palisades Nuclear Reactor will be 45 years old at the end of this year and is located on the Great Lakes (in Michigan). The major “news” coming out of the US NRC’s report yesterday on Palisades is mostly known: the NRC is worthlessly slow for the rare times it wrist-slaps anyone; and that this nuclear reactor is old. Less well-known news is that this reactor is poorly designed (with emergency cooling water on top of the control room – gee how stupid can they get? ), and the shoddy repairs subsequent to the leak from the emergency cooling water tank, including faulty welding leading to another leak into the control room. How many other nuclear power stations share this defect, which shows the sheer lunacy which has apparently always gripped the nuclear industry? “

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Palisades: another “Big Easy” Nuclear Reactor owned by New Orleans’ Entergy.
Emergency cooling water on top of the nuclear reactor control room gushing 90 gallons per day of radioactive water with 3 drops per minute dripping into the control room and even onto the control panels; radioactive water discharged to the environment… This was after the previous 2011 leak was repaired. Why was it radioactive if it’s emergency borated water? “On May 18, 2011, Condition Report (CR) PLP–2011–02491 was initiated when leakage from the ceiling in the Palisades main control room was identified following heavy rains in the area. Chemistry analysis of this leakage revealed several radioactive isotopes including Cobalt–58, a short-lived isotope found in the primary coolant…
90 gallons per day leak Palisades 2013
Palisades Emergency Cooling water on top of reactor control room nuclear
Main Control Room Leak Palisades
Palisades Nuclear Reactor will be 45 years old at the end of this year and is located on the Great Lakes (in Michigan). The major “news” coming out of the…

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