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NFLA Nuclear Emergency Planning Briefing

NFLA nuclear emergency panning briefing calls for greater openness and transparency. it questions whether the UK could cope with a Fukushima scale accident The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) publishes today its analysis of UK / European nuclear emergency planning four and a half years after the Fukushima disaster. The Policy Briefing is the second…

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Don’t Nuke The Climate: New Campaign

“On lane 16, seven international clean energy organisations launched a major new campaign aimed at keeping nuclear newer out of all negotiations at the upcoming UN climate talks in Paris. The UN Climate Change Conference (‘COP-21’) will be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11. The seven initiating groups are the two organisations…

The Way Forward: Renewable Energy

The energy and climate change secretary has granted planning permission to one of the most ambitious and potentially expensive “green” energy schemes ever seen in Britain. Amber Rudd agreed the £1bn project to provide power for 150,000 homes from a tidal lagoon at Swansea Bay. Mark Shorrock, chief executive of Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, said…

Fukushima Update: Bosses Will Face Court

‘Three former senior Tokyo Electric Power Company executives will face charges in court after they were indicted by an independent citizen panel in Japan, which decided that they had failed to ensure safety at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant that was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Despite the ruling Tsunehisa Katsumata, who…

Serious New Safety Issues For Areva’s Epr Design At Flamanville Suggest Yet More Delays For Hinkley Point C

NFLA Media release – for immediate release, 13‘” April 2015. The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) is today concerned to read further serious safety issues with the European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) being built at the Flamanville site in France. It calls on the UK nuclear regulator and Areva-EDF to understand these design concerns in reference…

Sizewell Emergency Planning: A Botch-Up Too Far

In January we reported that the Head of the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) had publicly agreed in November 2014 with his European counterparts that emergency preparedness for nuclear accidents ought to be based upon a severe accident, however unlikely. All our emergency planning (EP) was based only upon a reasonably foreseeable accident, so…