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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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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Heysham – Loud Banging from the Nuclear Plant Last Night

The report from the Lancashire Evening Post is short on facts but big on reassurance to the public.     Residents have NEVER reported hearing anything like this before. Comments on social media include: Stewart: So police attempted to placate the local people by stating last night that it was a pre planned operation, when …

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Politicians Greenwash Nuclear Ahead of the Paris Climate Conference

Below is a letter sent by a supporter of Radiation Free Lakeland to MPs: Sent: ‎19/‎11/‎2015 18:43 To: rebecca.pow.mp@parliament.uk; lisa.nandy.mp@parliament.uk; caroline.lucas.mp@parliament.uk; Tim Farron MP Subject: Paris Climate Change Conference Debate, House of Commons today and Radioactive spikes from nuclear plants - a likely cause of childhood leukemia -The Ecologist Dear Rebecca Pow MP, I was …

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Heysham’s dodgy old reactor shut down again in “unplanned outage”

Today... "A nuclear reactor has gone offline in an unplanned outage, its operator has confirmed. The 660-megawatt reactor at the Heysham 2 site, near Morecambe, Lancashire, was taken offline at 13:48 BST because of "operational requirements", EDF Energy told the BBC. The reactor will be offline for the next seven days, the company added. The cause …

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Nuclear Champion or Nuclear Conman?

Last night Radiation Free Lakeland joined representatives from Lancaster District CND and Lancaster residents in demonstrating outside the Storey Institute in Lancaster. In association with Lancaster Uni, Professor Robin Grimes from Imperial College, a leading “Nuclear Champion,” was giving a talk on “What Nuclear New Build Means to the North West.” Professor Grimes came to …

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Public Lecture: What New Nuclear Build Means to the Northwest.

  Public Lecture: What New Nuclear Build Means to the Northwest. Professor Robin Grimes, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, will give a lecture on 6th November at the Storey in Lancaster on “What New Nuclear Build Means to the North West.” Radiation Free Lakeland will be holding a demonstration and leafleting …

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Heysham’s Old Boiler – “Nothing to Worry About” say BBC

Tonights BBC Northwest news treated us to some brilliant propaganda in the form of Malcolm Grimston saying "there is nothing to worry about."  Malcolm Grimston is the guru who is an expert on the "public perception of nuclear."  He is wheeled out by the BBC when the nuclear industry has a bad bit of news to …

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Heysham’s Graphite Core Clapped Out? No Probs..Just Change the Rules!

Last week the Station Manager of Heysham 1 Ian Stewart, had a Podium piece in the Westmorland Gazette.  The piece was the usual puffed up nonsense we have come to expect of the nuclear industry extolling the "low carbon" credentials and "safety" of the industry and Heysham 1 in particular.   Far from being low …

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Sellafield’s Radioactive Pollution from The Irish Sea to The Arctic – Omnicide knows no bounds between wildlife and humans.

  Yesterday at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Irish Sea Conference, Radiation Free Lakeland handed out over 100 leaflets to delegates.  The venue was the beautiful Netherwood Hotel in Grange over Sands.  The  front door looks out on to Morecambe Bay and Heysham Nuclear plant ( see photo above ). From Heysham spent fuel trundles across the train …

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