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

The Bad News _ Fukushima Update

The operating company, Tepco has now surrounded the four reactor buildings with an ‘ice wall’ composed of vertical pipes which freeze the soil around them to create a barrier. This is to reduce the 400 tons per day of groundwater which has been flowing through the site, entering the basements of the reactor buildings and…