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UK parliamentarians launch nuclear R&D inquiry

Posted January 30th, 2017 In News

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee is inviting contributions to its new inquiry into priorities for nuclear research and technologies. In 2011 the Committee investigated whether the UK’s research and development (R&D) capabilities were sufficient to meet the country’s nuclear energy needs in the future, ensuring a safe and secure supply of nuclear […]

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UK nuclear industry faces prospect of Euratom exit

Posted January 30th, 2017 In News

The UK intends to leave the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), according to explanatory notes to a bill the government published yesterday authorising Brexit. The notes state the bill empowers the prime minister to leave both the European Union and Euratom. The peaceful use of nuclear energy within the EU is governed by the 1957 […]

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Chapelcross nuclear waste storage facility size increase approved

Posted January 25th, 2017 In News

Plans have been approved to increase the size of a facility to store radioactive waste at the former Chapelcross nuclear plant. Dumfries and Galloway Council had previously agreed smaller-scale proposals on the site near Annan. The building will have a reinforced concrete floor about 60cm (2ft) thick and “shield walls” up to 45cm (18in). It […]

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Sizewell C: Councils ‘not convinced’ by nuclear power plant plans

Posted January 25th, 2017 In News

EDF Energy has been told to reconsider its designs for the new Sizewell C nuclear power station in Suffolk. The French energy giant wants to build the plant next to existing power stations near Leiston. It says it will create 25,000 “employment opportunities” and is currently consulting on the proposals. But, in a joint statement, […]

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Nuclear waste: Firm refusal needed, Rhun ap Iorwerth AM says

Posted January 10th, 2017 In News

The Welsh Government should give a firm refusal to any plans to create a site to bury nuclear waste in Wales, an assembly member has said. Anglesey AM Rhun ap Iorwerth’s comments came as a meeting was being held on Friday to discuss a Welsh Government response to a UK government consultation on the issue. […]

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