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Sizewell B Is Becoming A Nuclear Waste Dump

The Campaign recently wrote to the ‘East Anglian Daily Times’ (EADT) concerning the official opening of the £200m dry fuel storage facility at Sizewell B. This new development is in part because the current ponds at Sizewell B are at near capacity and in part because there are no Geological Disposal Facilities (GDF) anywhere in…






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Proposed Hinkley Point C – An Update

The main (French) Board of EDF has yet to make the key decision as to whether or not to proceed with the construction of the twin nuclear reactors (the European Pressurised Reactors — Hinkley C) since, among other considerations, there is dissension among the Board members. The earliest date for a decision is now September…






Our AGM Decisions

At a well—attended AGM held at ’The Star’, Wenhaston, the following were elected to serve the Campaign for the year 2016/2017. Chairman: Charles Barnett (re-elected). Treasurer: The present Treasurer, John Fulcher, has retired after decades of service. Since there are no offers (so far) to take his place, in the interim Charles has agreed to…






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The Way Forward – Renewables

In 2015, the renewables, principally wind power— generated a massive 25% of the UK’s electricity: more than nuclear. Britain’s first Chinese-backed offshore wind farm will be built in northern Scotland in the Moray Firth, costing £2.6bn (the Beatrice scheme) and provide power to 450,000 homes. from The Times 24th May, 2016






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Belgium Stocks Pills For Nuclear Emergency

Belgium is planning to stock iodine pills in all pharmacies to be issued to the country’s 11 million inhabitants in the event of a nuclear accident. The measure is part of a national nuclear disaster plan and follows German protests last week over the safety of Belgium’s ageing reactors at power plants in Doe] and…






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Britain and the US To Test Nuclear Security

‘Britain and the United States are to conduct a joint exercise testing nuclear plants’ defences against cyberattacks amid increased concerns that terrorists are seeking atomic material. A senior British government source said that intelligence from the recent Brussels attacks had raised fresh concerns about the prospect of nuclear terrorism. A surveillance video of a top…