Emergency plan delayed at N-station

This April, at a well-attended public meeting at the Sizewell Sports and Social Club, the Office of Nuclear Regulation, headed by Colin Pratchett, deputy Director ONR, promised a second meeting in July to responded the public’s expressed grave concerns about the total inadequacy of the current evacuation plans in the event (of a nuclear disaster…

Update on Fukushima Plant Meltdown

Misplaced deference and other engrained conventions” of Japanese culture were at the heart of last year’s meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant according to the chairman of an independent panel whose scathing report, released yesterday described the accident as a “profoundly man-made disaster”. In his combative preface to the report Kiyoshi Kurokawa a medical…

Nuclear Letdown

The public is desperately ill-served” by official information about nuclear energy risks, with safety warnings often limited to reassuring propaganda, a parliamentary report states. MPs found that there is a lack of co-ordinatien across government over informing the public of the potential hazards posed by nuclear power. from The Times, 9th July 2012