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In UK civilian nuclear power’s real purpose is to subsidise nuclear weapons, nuclear submarines

June 6, 2019 Posted by | politics, UK, weapons and war | Leave a comment

America’s largest radioactive clean-up operation – at Hanford – has stalled

June 6, 2019 Posted by | USA, wastes | 1 Comment

Cleaning up of South Carolina’s high level nuclear waste- the plan involves reclassifying some of as “low level”

June 6, 2019 Posted by | secrets,lies and civil liberties, USA, wastes | Leave a comment

Soon after the Saudi Arabian killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Trump administration authorised share of sensitive nuclear information with Saudi Arabia

June 6, 2019 Posted by | politics, Saudi Arabia, USA | 1 Comment

Germany’s energy plant operators as well as government are clear that nuclear station lifetimes will not be extended

June 6, 2019 Posted by | business and costs, Germany, politics | Leave a comment

British nuclear reactors are a different design, but, yes Britain could have a Chernobyl style accident

Herald 5th June 2019 IT is the chillingly realistic true-life drama gripping audiences on both
sides of the Atlantic. But Chernobyl, the HBO and Sky Atlantic hit series
on the 1986 meltdown, has also got viewers thinking. The show – which ended
its five-episode run last night – has reignited a debate that has, until
recently, been overshadowed by concerns on global warning.

Suddenly, says Edinburgh-based campaigner and consultant Peter Roche, people are talking
about nuclear energy again, and not just as a carbon-neutral power source
to help combat the climate emergency. That, he reckons, is good. Mr Roche
has been riveted by Chernobyl, the TV show. “I am surprised how popular it
is,” he said. “A whole new generation of people are learning about the
hazards of nuclear accidents.”

It released radiation in a plume that fell
across Europe. Everybody in Scotland, The Herald reported in 1989, was
irradiated. People who ate game, we revealed, got 10 times the average
dose. But for campaigners like Mr Roche – back in 1986 a member of Scram, a
group which united around opposition to East Lothian’s Torness nuclear
power plant – it became an object lesson.

But could Scotland or the UK
suffer a Chernobyl? Mr Roche fears so. “That we don’t have this kind of
reactor in the UK was always the get-out clause of the British industry,”
he said. “But that does not mean we cannot have another kind of accident.”
Mr Roche recently warned that Hunterston could cause a Chernobyl. He was
speaking after The Ferret, a Scottish investigative journalism team,
revealed operator EDF had found 350 graphite cracks. That delayed plans to
restart two reactors which were undergoing maintenance.

June 6, 2019 Posted by | general | Leave a comment

New Documentary Explores Chelsea Manning’s Fight To Live Her Truth

XY Chelsea (2019) Official Trailer | Chelsea Manning SHOWTIME Documentary

In Showtime’s “XY Chelsea,” filmmaker Tim Travers Hawkins aims to reframe the media’s narrative around the Army whistleblower, who identifies as transgender.  HuffPost By Curtis M. Wong, 5 June 19  Filmmaker Tim Travers Hawkins aims to relay former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning’s “sense of principles and sacrifice” in a new, sure-to-be-controversial documentary.

XY Chelsea,” which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival in May and airs Friday on Showtime, is a compilation of interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of Manning, who was jailed for about seven years for leaking more than 750,000 classified diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks……

June 6, 2019 Posted by | civil liberties, media, Resources -audiovicual, USA | Leave a comment

Concern in Suffolk, UK, over the environmental threat of Sizewell nuclear project

East Anglian Daily Times 3rd June 2019 , Growing concern is being voiced over plans for seven major energy projects
in part of east Suffolk – and the lack of coordinated policy to deal with
the concentration of development. Campaigners fear the massive schemes,
which could be built in 25 square miles of rural landscape, could cause
serious harm to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – and devastate the
area’s tourism industry.
Now a new body comprising local action groups has
been set up to fight the Government over the issue and secure a national
plan for where vital infrastructure will be located. Graeme Murray,
chairman of the Anglian Energy Planning Alliance, said the group was not
against the generation and provision of electricity to secure the country’s
future power needs, but wanted “proper planning” to ensure local
communities were treated fairly and precious landscape and habitat was
The area which will suffer most from being Suffolk’s “energy
hub” is bounded by Friston, Theberton, Thorpeness and Sizewell – small
communities which will see new power stations, wind farm substations, and
national grid interconnector sites to bring power from abroad.

June 6, 2019 Posted by | politics, UK | Leave a comment

Plymouth nuclear station permanently shut down – into the arms of Holtec

June 6, 2019 Posted by | business and costs, USA | Leave a comment