The lPCC Warning ls inescapable

The message behind the lntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report is unequivocal. Fossil fuels must be left in the ground. Yellowcake, the concentrated radioactive material from the ores extracted by fossil fuels from vast opencast mines before being shipped around the world to be processed into nuclear fuel, is itself just one of these…

Opposition to wind farm substations

Licenses for wind farms off the Suffolk coast have been granted without any consideration of how the electricity produced would be connected to the grid. Most particularly it seems to have slipped the memories of those concerned that the land where the cables need to come ashore is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural…

“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…