Black Tuesday blights Brown's nuclear vision

Posted by jossc — 29 May 2008 at 11:32am - Comments

Major ongoing problems at Sellafield have been hidden from the public

Sellafield: major ongoing problems have been hidden from the public

Yesterday, Gordon Brown felt compelled to go on the record to announce that the UK needs to not only maintain but to increase its nuclear power capacity. And yet the nuclear industry is not exactly hale and hearty because, let's face it, it's been a terrible week for the poor dears.

New authority contributes to nuclear nightmare

Posted by bex — 3 November 2003 at 9:00am - Comments
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) began operation in 2005. The Authority was originally proposed to oversee the UK's radioactive waste problem - mainly caused by civil nuclear industry activities.

Unfortunately, the role of the Authority has already been radically changed since it was originally proposed. The NDA is now continuing to oversee the operation of nuclear facilities which create nuclear waste - thus adding to a major problem. For example, the NDA runs BNFL's ageing, loss-making Magnox reactors, plus two spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plants and a MOX plant at Sellafield. This will mean an ever increasing bill for the taxpayer.

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