Sizewell Off-Site Emergency Preparedness: Regulator Fails To Protect Public

Following examination of the Office for Nuclear Regulation’s 31- page Project Assessment Report (PAR) issued 23rd April 2014, which is entitled ‘Determination of Sizewell Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) regulations 2001 REPPIR – covering Sizewell A and B off-site emergency planning area’, we have expressed our grave concerns to its Chief Inspector, as follows:…

EDF in Talks to Secure Guarantee for Hinckley C

EDF Energy is locked in secret negotiations with the Treasury over the fee to secure a crucial £10billion government guarantee for the French group’s Hinkley Point nuclear reactor project. The Treasury has demanded that EDF Energy pay between £225 million and £250million, the minimum it believes to be deemed a commercial rate. Officials argued that…

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…