Nuclear Regulator ONR – Independent or ‘In Cahoots’ With The Nuclear Industry

The following is from Martin Forwood from Cumbrians Opposed to a Radioactive Environment (CORE) – http://www.corecumbria.co.uk/newsapp/pressreleases/pressmain.asp?StrNewsID=343 Following concerns raised earlier this year about the direction currently being taken by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), the announcement this week in the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s E-Bulletin of 27th August that the Office for Nuclear Regulation has…

The Revised Sizewell Emergeny Evacuation Plan

Readers of our News 193 will know that, based on the Office of Nuclear Regulation’s decisions, the revised Sizewell Emergency Evacuation Plan is hopelessly inadequate. We now learn from the draft minutes of a Special Sub-group meeting on 10th September organised by the Sizewell Stakeholder Group at which ONR, EDF, SCC Emergency Planning, Public Health…

No Strings £40m Nuclear Dumps – An Update

Readers of News 193 will know that the Government Department for Environment and Climate Change is offering a bribe of £40m to any community willing to consider an underground nuclear waste dump in their area, with no strings attached. The Government has now asked Radioactive Waste Management Ltd to undertake a national geological screening exercise…

The Way Forward – Benign Renewables

‘Solar power will reach commercial “take-off” within a decade and displace fossil fuels to become the world’s biggest source of electricity by 2050, according to stunning new forecasts from the International Energy Agency. The IEA said the cost of photovoltaic panels would continue to plummet. Solar has already achieved “socket parity” for consumers in a…