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Radioactive pollution at the Bugey nuclear power plant in France : EDF condemned! —


On May 22, 2020, the French court found EDF guilty of all the offences regarding radioactive pollution at the Bugey Nuclear Plant for which it was prosecuted and fined it a paltry and symbolic 3,000 euros. French anti-nuclear groups welcome this guilty condemnation (while acknowledging the symbolic nature of the fine) which finally reveals EDF […]

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May 27, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Court set-back to France’s EDF nuclear supply contracts

May 27, 2020 Posted by | business and costs, France, Legal | Leave a comment

Trump administration to remove almost all sanctions relief to Iran

May 27, 2020 Posted by | Iran, politics international, USA | Leave a comment

Soaring costs of UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear project, and other nuclear plans, while renewables get cheaper

May 27, 2020 Posted by | business and costs, politics, UK | Leave a comment

UK’s National Trust says new Sizewell C nuclear power station poses threat to rare birds

Times 27th May 2020, New Sizewell C nuclear power station poses threat to rare birds, says
National Trust. A new nuclear power station planned for the Suffolk coast
would threaten rare wildlife on protected heathland, according to the
National Trust.
It has condemned EDF’s application, expected to be
submitted to the Planning Inspectorate tomorrow, to build twin reactors at
Sizewell in a project that the French state-controlled company says would
supply enough low carbon electricity for six million homes, or 7 per cent
of UK power.
The trust owns Dunwich Heath, 140 acres of lowland heathland
that is one of Britain’s rarest habitats and is home to a breeding
population of endangered stone curlews. It has written to the leaders of
East Suffolk council and Suffolk county council to raise concerns about the
proposed £18 billion plant, which EDF would build with the Chinese nuclear
power company China General Nuclear (CGN). Stop Sizewell C, a local
campaign group, said the power stations “would be an expensive bridge to
nowhere: it will suck vital funds away from the technologies and projects
that are more capable of truly transforming our energy landscape”.
Last month a group of celebrities with homes in the area or links to it,
including the actors Bill Nighy and David Morrissey and the painter Maggi
Hambling, called on the government to step in to delay consideration of the
proposal until the coronavirus restrictions were lifted. Mr Nighy, who used
to live in Theberton with his former partner, the actress Diana Quick,
said: “It is beyond belief that EDF is pressing forward during these
terrible and uncertain times with a project so misguided, and which even
the government’s own advisers find deeply concerning.
“If Sizewell C is allowed to go ahead we will be left with an outdated form of energy that
will not fit to any degree in our new world, and this internationally
famous environment will be desecrated. This is a time to protect our
ecosystems, not shatter them.”

May 27, 2020 Posted by | environment, opposition to nuclear, UK | Leave a comment

New Luxembourg law allows claims over nuclear accidents

May 27, 2020 Posted by | EUROPE, legal | Leave a comment