Continued Concern Over Reactor Vessel

Apropos of the above report your Chairman wrote to the East Anglian Daily Times fletter published L Sth March 2014): “I wish to comment on your account [March 8) of the public meeting in Leiston (March 5) headed ‘Reassurance given over the safety of nuclear reactor pressure vessel at Sizewell B’ addressed by two senior…

Campaigning Against Hinkley Point C

1) AN TAISCE – the National Trust for Ireland has successfully obtained leave to take its Hinkley Point C legal challenge to the Court of Appeal in London, The case is likely to be heard before the end of summer. An Taisce argues that the UK government’s decision to approve Hinkley Point C nuclear plant…

Novel Imagines Suffolk N.Plant Terror Attack

A former nuclear industry safety officer has written a novel based on his fears that it would become easier for terrorists to cripple the UK if the Government gives the go-ahead to big infrastructure projects such as Sizewell C.-Barrie Skelcher was head of the health physics department at Sizewell A during the 1960s and 70s…

The Way Forward : The Renewables

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in its latest report urges the abandonment of all dirty fossil fuels and their replacement by renewable sources of energy – viz: wind, wave, tidal, solar, biomass, if the world is to avoid a cataclysmic overheating of the planet. To this end it is salutary to reflect on the…

Japan Ready To Restart Nuclear Power Plants

The Japanese government is to restart the nation’s ageing 48 nuclear power plants a hugely controversial move after the disaster – at Fukushima (Lucy Alexander writes). Defying public opinion, the ruling Liberal Democratic party of Shinzo Abe has put through parliament a new energy plan that describes the plants as “an important base load power…