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Radioactive Scrap Metal Plant at Workington wants to INCREASE Radioactive effluent – UPDATE 23.3.19 CYCLIFE HAVE WITHDRAWN THEIR APPLICATION!

UPDATE as of 23rd March - Cyclife (EDF) radioactive scrap metal 'recycling' yard has withdrawn their application to the Environment Agency for an increase in radioactive liquid discharge to the drains at Lillyhall.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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Recycling Radioactive Scrap Metal – What Could Go Wrong?

Last weeks headline in the Whitehaven News “New business will recycle spare food” sounds like a very good thing. Only read a little further and all is not what it seems. "Recycle Lives" is a scrap buying and reprocessing business with a Sellafield contract. Usually scrap metal merchants buy in scrap metal for melting down …

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EDF Disses Nuclear !

INcredible admission from a senior Vice President of EDF that nuclear is "dying" This is from this weeks newsletter http://www.carboncommentary.com. Industry news Week ending 19th February 2017 1, EDF and decentralised energy. Les Echos, the French business newspaper, carried an extraordinary article from a Senior Vice President of EdF, the largely state-owned utility that will …

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New Report Reveals: Sizewell B and 27 other EDF nuclear plants ‘at risk of catastrophic failure’

And the UK is just about to sign up for more of these cancer (and other radiation linked disease) factories! The Ecologist writes: Sizewell B and 27 other EDF nuclear plants 'at risk of catastrophic failure' Oliver Tickell 29th September 2016 A new report finds that 28 nuclear reactors, 18 of them EDF plants in …

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Hinkley C – the Cumbrian Connection

18th September 2016   Dear Prime Minister May,   Congratulations on your appointment to Prime Minister. Your appointment has already been a rollercoaster ride here in Cumbria.   Radiation Free Lakeland are a group of volunteers working for nuclear safety and we were delighted when you put the brakes on Hinkley.   As you will …

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State Aid for New Nuclear – Privatised Profit – Socialised Risk is the ONLY Way for Nuclear!

Many Thanks to Everyone who Wrote to the EU commissioners - the Vote was only just lost by two votes but this  now gives impetus to future legal challenges and activism against  this outrageous decision which completely overturns their original resolve not to agree state aid. The EU makes much of its 'competitive market' but EDF is …

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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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