Extension of Operating Period for Heysham 1 Reactor 1.

Heysham 1 and 2 by David Autumns Sharing this from the Office for Nuclear Regulation. This is so very wrong. The Office for Nuclear Regulation have bowed to EDF's ask that they are granted a runtime extension to the start of the "Statutory" Outage Period. This is so EDF can get their logistics together on …

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Too Much Electricity! Time to Stop Inflexible and Dangerous New Nuclear – Why are More Being Built?

A supporter of Radiation Free Lakeland has pointed out that the news that there is too much electricity going into the grid: "shows the fallacy of "base load". What it really means in inflexible. Yet again we are seeing the economics of nuclear fail, as it is very expensive so needs a guaranteed price per …

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In other News in the North West…Dodgy Old Nuclear Reactors and Rebranding Nukiller as “Clean”

Heysham 2 and Morecambe Bay  Heysham 1 (beige colour ) is the nuclear reactor running on 7 out of 8 boilers as one has cracked supports.  and Heysham 2 (white top) Photos and description by David Autumns. "Heysham 1 is the beige building, the sister station to Hartlepool. This is the reactor that has the …

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Letter of Thanks to Operators of Cracked Nuclear Reactors in Scotland

Below is a letter just sent from a supporter of Radiation Free Lakeland to EDF the operators of Hunterston B. Many thanks to David Autumns for his scrutiny on this - the nuclear industry, the most dangerous industry humans have ever engaged in, needs holding to account more than ever. Dear EDF Thank you for …

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Chernobyl Couldn’t Happen Here!? Think Again.

The excellent series provoked questions and the answer given by our nuclear industry and regulators is that "Chernobyl Couldn't Happen Here".    Well maybe not the exact set of circumstances.  But the combination of inevitable human error and the complex, unforgiving nature of nuclear power means that the variables are infinite but the results of …

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UK Government Rejects Petition Asking for EDF’s Hunterston B Not Be Given New Permit with up to 700 cracks in the reactor

Photos by David Autumns - Hunterston B is opposite the Isle of Arran in Scotland I supported the petition asking for the 'limit'  not to be upped to 700  cracks  in the graphite at Hunterston B . Incredibly the Government's own petition site has rejected this petition while seriously considering upping the limit for cracks …

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Restarting Hunterston’s Ageing Nuclear Reactors – Ongoing Correspondence with EDF

Members of Radiation Free Lakeland, have been inspired by the example set by David Autumns to write individual letters to EDF the French electric utility company, (largely owned by the French state) asking EDF to completely scrap the restarting of their ageing nuclear reactors at Hunterston B.   There should be widespread anti-nuclear protests in the …

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Millenials and the Chernobyl Series: “Tell us the Truth!”

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVVCCY_3_Gg   The Chernobyl series has sent a shock wave through the Millenial generation.  Millenials have been fed a grossly rose tinted view of the nuclear industry through the media, through the education system, through the wholesale abdication of mainstream NGOs ((Foe and Greenpeace in the UK have not actively had a dedicated campaign …

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Radioactive Scrap Metal Plant at Workington wants to INCREASE Radioactive effluent – UPDATE 23.3.19 CYCLIFE HAVE WITHDRAWN THEIR APPLICATION!

UPDATE as of 23rd March - Cyclife (EDF) radioactive scrap metal 'recycling' yard has withdrawn their application to the Environment Agency for an increase in radioactive liquid discharge to the drains at Lillyhall.  This follows our complaints (see below).  The situation is still dire with radioactive wastes (including active laundry) going to Lillyhall for novel …

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Just Three Miles from the Beautiful Lancaster Canal – Dodgy Old Nuclear Reactor with Crumbling Graphite Core…

A walk along the beautiful Lancaster canal this thursday - no one witnessing the beautiful day would be thinking about the crumbling graphite core in the nuclear reactors just 3 miles away.  Would they?  All this Useless Beauty - was a song by Elvis Costello and it made me think....  what if ... if no …

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