British Engineers To Fly To Stricken Fukushima Plant

British nuclear experts are being lined up to help decommission the damaged Fukushima power plant in a move that could reboot Japan’s atomic power capabilities. Lady Judge, the British- American ‘nuclear expert’ and adviser at Fukushima, is arranging for engineers from Sellafield in Cumbria to travel to Japan to advise on decontaminating and shutting down…

Government’s Review Of The Siting Process For A Geological Disposal Facility (For Toxic. Iong- Lived. Nuclear Waste)

This review has been occasioned because Cumbria County Council democratically turned down the Government’s original invitation to accept a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF): no other County Council in the UK has entertained such a development. As ever, the Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) has sought to circumvent this refusal by altering the teims…

Work Begins Removing Fukushima Fuel Rods

Workers have begun the delicate task of removing fuel rods from a storage pool at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant more than 2½ years after the factory suffered a triple meltdown after being hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami. Some experts have warned that a collision involving the fuel assemblies, a sudden loss…

Reactor probe request refused

A request for funding to commission a new “independent’ report on the risk of cracks developing in a Suffolk nuclear reactor has been turned down because o fa claim it would not represent good use of taxpayers’ money. The Sizewell Stakeholder Group, which was set up by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), wants to engage…