Scotland’s Cracked Reactor Given Permission to Reopen – for 4 months…WHY?

Radiation Free Lakeland have been vehemently opposing the restarting of Hunterston's cracked reactors.  News that EDF has been given permission to restart one of the dodgy reactors for four months has been met with astonishment and anger. David Autumns a member of RaFL who has been in heated correspondence with the Office for Nuclear Regulation …

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The Most Important Letter – Shut Hunterston B NOW!

This weekend a letter was delivered by hand to EDF who run Hunterston B in Scotland which is fuelled (as are all the UKs nuclear reactors) by Springfields Nuclear Fuels just off Preston New Road, Lancashire Reactor three at Hunterston (the subject of a series of revelations by The Ferret since 2017 )  is the …

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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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Cracked Old Reactors in Scotland and Insane Rubber Stamps from the Regulators Puts Us All In the Way of Nuclear Catastrophe

Below is a letter to EDF and the Office for Nuclear Regulation - correspondence has been ongoing since EDF put in an application to the ONR to increase the crack limit on Hunterston's graphite cores to 700.   Meanwhile SScotland is producing so much wind energy it could power two Scotlands.  So why on earth …

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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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DO NOT START the CRACKED HUNTERSTON B NUCLEAR REACTORS

Cracks have been found on approximately 400 graphite bricks in the reactor core. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/embed/p072yj6y/47485321">https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/chernobyl-20-fears-nuclear-expert-16479884 The following is a letter from a member of Radiation Free Lakeland to EDF. Please do write your own letter asking EDF not to start the Hunterston B nuclear reactors in Scotland. You can contact EDF by various ways - write, …

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Technical Note on Safety Problems at Reactors 3 and 4 at Hunterston B, Nr Ardrosson Scotland

On the 8th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster there are events taking place by campaigners in the UK and around the world to Remember Fukushima.  It seems however that lessons have not been learned by the regulators and by the nuclear industry.   The precautionary principle which should apply with solid brass bells on, to …

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