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  • Moorside suffers another blow as Grid pauses plans


    MINISTERS must “stop faffing,” trade union GMB said yesterday after the National Grid halted work on a transmission line for a new nuclear reactor.

    National Grid said that it needs time to consider its plans to build a 102-mile power line connecting the proposed Moorside...

    Wednesday 17th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Lack of nuke plan ‘risks power cuts’


    BRITAIN faces electricity blackouts due to Tory incompetence over the future of the country’s nuclear power industry after Brexit, a committee of MPs warned yesterday.

    Britain’s nuclear energy industry — and its future — is tied to European research agency...

    Tuesday 2nd May 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • French run away from Moorside project


    GOVERNMENT plans for a nuclear-powered future for Britain fell into further chaos yesterday when a major investor pulled the plug on plans for a new power station.

    French firm Engie withdrew its 40 per cent stake in NuGen, which is behind plans for the new power plant at Moorside, near...

    Thursday 6th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Unions put new pensions deal to vote


    NUCLEAR workers are to be balloted on a new pensions deal after reps and bosses reached a compromise yesterday.

    Unions sounded the alarm in January over the threat that £660 million would be hacked off the value of 16,000 pensions, covering workers across 19 British sites.

    ...

    Thursday 2nd Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Japan: Fukushima’s high radiation wrecks robot


    Nuclear disaster site’s clean-up hits big trouble

    Saturday 18th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Nuclear power’s overlooked insecurity


    DAVID LOWRY questions whether enough is being done to ensure Britain’s nuclear power plants are protected from cyber attacks

    Wednesday 11th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Fukushima clean-up bill doubles to near £150bn


    THE estimated cost of cleaning up Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has doubled to nearly 22 trillion yen (£150 billion) and decommissioning expenses are expected to keep on rising, a government panel said yesterday.

    The figure increases the decommissioning part of...

    Saturday 10th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Germany’s top court: Nuclear firms can sue for shutdowns


    GERMANY’S Federal Constitutional Court ruled yesterday that three major power firms could sue the government over its 2011 decision to shut down several nuclear reactors and accelerate the closure of the rest.

    Lawyers for the radioactive trio argued that the decision after...

    Wednesday 7th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • World in brief: Tuesday December 6 2016


    Valls bids for French presidency; Fukushima reactor hits up; NI trade unionists fight domestic violence

    Tuesday 6th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Hinkley’s hidden history


    With the government decision over the new reactor at Hinkley postponed, nuclear historian DAVID LOWRY reveals how the British nuclear power and weapons programmes were born together – and have yet to be separated

    Thursday 18th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features


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