Japan: Nuclear Plants Setback

On May 21st, the Regional High Court in Osaka, Fukui Province ruled that the two nuclear reactors in Oi in the Province cannot restart. The Court agreed with the plaintiffs in the case that the estimates given for the plant’s earthquake resistance were “unreliable”. [But Kansia Electric Power, the owners of the plant are to…

Plan To Freeze Fukushima Leak

The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, of Japan’s stricken nuclear power plant, plans to build ‘a frozen earth barrier’ one mile long and 82 feet deep to prevent the 400 tonnes of ground water which flow daily through the stricken reactors en route to the sea from becoming radioactive, BUT – Plan To Freeze Fukushima…

Letter to Chief Inspector at ONR 10 June 2014

Dr. Andrew Hall, Chief Inspector, Office for Nuclear Regulation, Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle, Merseyside. L20 7HS 10 June 2014 Dear Chief Inspector, We have recently obtained a copy of the Office for Nuclear Regulation’s 31-page Project Assessment Report  (PAR) issued 23rdApril 2014,which is entitled ‘Determination of Sizewell Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and  Public Information) Regulations…

Emergency Preparedness and Public Information – 20 May 2014

The Editor, East Anglian Daily Times, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP4 1AN Sir, We have recently obtained a copy of the Office of Nuclear Regulation’s 31-page Project Assessment Report (PAR) issued 23.a April 2014,which is entitled ‘Determination of Sizewell Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001 REPPIR – covering Sizewell A and…

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Continued Concern Over Reactor Vessel

Apropos of the above report your Chairman wrote to the East Anglian Daily Times fletter published L Sth March 2014): “I wish to comment on your account [March 8) of the public meeting in Leiston (March 5) headed ‘Reassurance given over the safety of nuclear reactor pressure vessel at Sizewell B’ addressed by two senior…

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Campaigning Against Hinkley Point C

1) AN TAISCE – the National Trust for Ireland has successfully obtained leave to take its Hinkley Point C legal challenge to the Court of Appeal in London, The case is likely to be heard before the end of summer. An Taisce argues that the UK government’s decision to approve Hinkley Point C nuclear plant…

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Novel Imagines Suffolk N.Plant Terror Attack

A former nuclear industry safety officer has written a novel based on his fears that it would become easier for terrorists to cripple the UK if the Government gives the go-ahead to big infrastructure projects such as Sizewell C.-Barrie Skelcher was head of the health physics department at Sizewell A during the 1960s and 70s…