Serious New Safety Issues For Areva’s Epr Design At Flamanville Suggest Yet More Delays For Hinkley Point C

NFLA Media release – for immediate release, 13‘” April 2015. The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) is today concerned to read further serious safety issues with the European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) being built at the Flamanville site in France. It calls on the UK nuclear regulator and Areva-EDF to understand these design concerns in reference…

Sizewell Emergency Planning: A Botch-Up Too Far

In January we reported that the Head of the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) had publicly agreed in November 2014 with his European counterparts that emergency preparedness for nuclear accidents ought to be based upon a severe accident, however unlikely. All our emergency planning (EP) was based only upon a reasonably foreseeable accident, so…

Bad News From Japan

‘Japan has cleared the way for a resumption of nuclear power, four years after a huge earthquake and tsunami triggered meltdowns and explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in 2011. Regulators said that Kyushu Electric Power’s two- reactor nuclear plant at Sendai in southwest Japan had cleared safety hurdles introduced after the Fukushima disaster.’ From…