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…

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…

British Engineers To Fly To Stricken Fukushima Plant

British nuclear experts are being lined up to help decommission the damaged Fukushima power plant in a move that could reboot Japan’s atomic power capabilities. Lady Judge, the British- American ‘nuclear expert’ and adviser at Fukushima, is arranging for engineers from Sellafield in Cumbria to travel to Japan to advise on decontaminating and shutting down…

Work Begins Removing Fukushima Fuel Rods

Workers have begun the delicate task of removing fuel rods from a storage pool at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant more than 2½ years after the factory suffered a triple meltdown after being hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami. Some experts have warned that a collision involving the fuel assemblies, a sudden loss…