“Defence” Minister on the Back Foot Too

The Nuclear Free Local Authorities {NFLA) has raised its ongoing and real concerns with safety at the UK’s military nuclear sites, including Devonport Dockyard, where Trident submarines undergo refit, and the Atomic Weapons Establishment, where the UK’s nuclear weapons are made. The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and the National Audit Office have recently highlighted…

Fukushima Still Making Waves

Experts estimate that it will take at least 40 years to finalize the clean—up of the Fukushima disaster. In the meantime, 300 tons of radioactive water continue to be pumped into the Pacific Ocean each day. The BBC reported in 2013 that the levels of radiation around Fukushima were about 18 times higher than originally…

Charles Barnett

Charles Barnett, Chairman of the Shut Down Sizewell Campaign has died after a short illness at the age of ninety-three years of age. Charles founded the Campaign over thirty years ago, and was its Chairman taking his last meeting in July 2018. He died peacefully at Ipswich Hospital on 10th August.. The Campaign has hundreds…

Fallout from EDF Reactor

Plans by EDF to build new nuclear reactors in Britain came under fresh scrutiny after it admitted finding serious quality control failings that could affect the safety of a prototype project in France. The French state-controlled energy group, which is leading construction of the Hinkley Point C plant in Somerset, said that defects in the…

Consultation on the draft National Policy Statement for Geological Disposal Infrastructure

This document can be downloaded here. SHUT DOWN SIZEWELL CAMPAIGN Tudor House, St James Street, Dunwich, Suffolk, IP17 3DU 01728 648300 www.shutdown-sizewell.or.uk email: info@shutdown-sizewell.org.uk This submission is from the Shut Down Sizewell Campaign, a properly constituted organisation founded in 1984 to combat the pernicious threat of nuclear power stations on the beautiful and eroding coast…

The Way Forward

If the country needs more electricity (and that is in doubt) we should harness nature’s bounty, namely: the benign non-polluting renewables – WIND (especially offshore, cheaper than nuclear), WAVE, TIDAL; SOLAR coupled with RNENGY CONSERVATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY. WE SAY: NO to nuclear YES to renewables