Emergency Planning and Response (EP&R)

The safe and efficient evacuation of the community is a key element of emergency planning. The rural, coastal location of Sizewell creates huge problems in relation to safely evacuating thousands of residents, employees and school children. We believe that the current plan lacks integrity in stating that a full evacuation would be achievable, and we…

Sizewell under the Sea

Unlike the lack of unanimity about the carbon cost of nuclear, sea level behaviour seems clear. Each time scientists pronounce on it, the expected rise is higher and quicker. EDF Energy acknowledges that new defences are needed at Sizewell according to a ‘reasonably foreseeable climate change up to 2110’, by which time, so they say,…

True Then – True now

In the early days of the Campaign Charles Barnett, editorial green eyeshade on, gave us this treasure: Research consultant Dr David Lowry sent us this for Christmas:- Forty years ago at the Windscale Inquiry, critics argued THORP was dangerous and would be a failure; time has proved them right. Twenty years ago critics made the…

Nuclear Dismantling Technology

The Campaign is grateful to Luke Webster of the Mark Allen Group, publishers of Eureka! Magazine, for permission to quote from an article about a novel tool to dismantle highly radioactive parts inside reactors. “The ability of the LaserSnake to carry out ‘Keyhole Surgery’ on the reactor core meant that the work could be carried…

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…