In press statements issued yesterday (17th September) by the two principal users/occupants of the Ramsden Dock nuclear shipping terminal – INS (International Nuclear Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and managers of nuclear transport contracts) and PNTL (Pacific Nuclear Transport Limited who operate the ships on behalf of INS – claim … [Continue Reading]
With Toshiba having stripped South Korea’s KEPCO of its ‘preferred-bidder’ status to take over the Moorside new-build project, NuGen’s intrepid Search for Hopeful Investor Team – shoulders hunched and heads down – are back once again on lookout duty scanning the seas for any sign of a new investor heading for West Cumbrian shores. Already … [Continue Reading]
It is difficult to determine whether it’s the result of Halloween or an approaching Bonfire Night, but there is something suspiciously spooky about Sellafield’s explanation of the recent incidents involving the Bomb Squad being called to the site late on a dark Friday night to deal with hazardous chemicals.
My trip down memory lane….. an elusive virus, dodgy radioactive discharges, and an Emperor who changed his clothes. The Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group and other cancer charities united on World Cancer Day. The event brought back memories of not only having to face childhood leukaemia within our families, but also the ongoing battle to find out what … [Continue Reading]
The financial fog swirling around the Moorside new-build project in West Cumbria continues to thicken by the day. The development consortium NuGen must inadvertently have added to the gloom with its recently published statement that “NuGen’s shareholders [Toshiba and Engie] are committed to the development of the Moorside project.”
Whilst the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s elevation to the US Presidency have turned the international status quo upside down, other things – such as the nuclear industry’s insatiable appetite for taxpayers’ money, never change.
A guest blog by Pete Roche: Engie, formerly GDF Suez, owns 40% of NuGen, the Company which wants to build three new nuclear reactors at Moorside in Cumbria, next to Sellafield. Yet Engie is fully aware that “the future is going to be much more about decentralized energy“. As Greenpeace Belgium says it’s time for … [Continue Reading]
Listening to NuGen CEO Tom Samson’s evidence to the Energy & Climate Change Committee last week (23rd March), MP’s might have gone home thinking that all was going swimmingly-well with the consortium’s plans for new-build at Moorside. However – and leaving aside the myths he peddled to the parliamentarians about three reactors being on target … [Continue Reading]
The NDA-owned ship Oceanic Pintail shown returning to its home port of Barrow-in-Furness on the evening of 29th February after its covert voyage to dump yet more plutonium at the Savannah River site in South Carolina. Originally sailing from the German port of Nordenham in late January, the highly secretive shipment of over 20 kg of … [Continue Reading]