TALK TODAY! in Edinburgh: Aging & Dangerous Nuclear Power – Hunterston UpDate – Ian Fairlie + Q&A

If you are in or around Edinburgh today there is a talk by Dr Ian Fairlie that is important to all of us who live downwind of EDF's nuclear reactors with their cracked graphite cores. scientist Ian Fairlie updates and takes questions about new information on the extent of deterioration in Hunterson nuclear reactor About …

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“Homegrown” ??? Don’t make me laugh!

On the anniversary of the Windscale disaster and in the midst of the building of a new gas plant especially for Sellafield,  the North West Evening Mail publishes a press release from the nuclear industry touting the 'Rediscover Nuclear' campaign. Some of the laughable descriptions include "homegrown" "safe" "low carbon". Each of these claims is …

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‘I Cannot See Radiation’. Sweden has 8 operational nuclear reactors which routinely leak radiation – they are building more.

The number 1 cause of childhood deaths in Sweden is cancer. Pro nuclear Sweden has 8 operational nuclear reactors and is building more .  Every nuclear plant leaks radiation routinely.   Childhood cancer used to be a rarity. More people have watched this video than live in Sweden!

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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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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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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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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