Just 18 months before the infamous fire ripped through Windscale’s Pile No 1 on 10th October 1957, a little publicised and largely forgotten major accident in the neighbouring Pile No 2 saw workers fight desperately for over a week to save the reactor from total loss.
Respondents to NuGen’s Stage 2 Moorside public consultation which closed one year ago will learn little from NuGen’s response to CORE’s open letter to its CEO Tom Samson on 30th June.
CORE’s Janine Allis-Smith and Martin Forwood who have campaigned on Sellafield commercial operations since the 1980’s have been notified that they have won the international Nuclear Free Future Award (NFFA) for 2017 under the Education category.
The Pacific Heron and sister ship Pacific Egret, armed with naval canon and carrying security ‘swat- squads’ sailed unladen from their home port of Barrow-in-Furness early this morning en-route to Cherbourg where MOX (mixed oxide) plutonium fuel assemblies will be loaded for onward delivery to Japan.
Dear Mr Samson, NuGen’s Moorside Project and Public Consultations We note that it is now 11 months since the end of NuGen’s Stage 2 Public Consultation and that the promised Feedback Report has not yet appeared.
Plans to build the £2.8Bn power transmission line connecting NuGen’s delayed Moorside project have been put on hold by National Grid so that it can align its plans with those of developer NuGen which have already been put on-hold.
At a West Cumbria stakeholder working group meeting last week (18th April) Sellafield Ltd outlined plans for the long-term storage of an estimated 5500 tonnes of spent fuel from the UK’s Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor fleet in THORP’s Receipt & Storage pond. The pond, measuring 73m x 23m x 8m deep, became operational in 1988 and the first … [Continue Reading]
Almost seven years ago the NuGeneration (NuGen) consortium was officially established. Then consisting of France’s Engie (formerly GDF Suez), Spain’s Iberdrola and UK’s Scottish & Southern Electricity (SSE), the consortium’s plan was to make a start on its Moorside triple AP1000 reactor site in 2014.
The latest Generic Design Assessment (GDA) update on Moorside’s Westinghouse AP1000 reactor has been published by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).
Confirmed by reliable sources within separate Cumbrian local authorities, developer NuGen’s application to the Planning Inspectorate for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for Moorside has slipped back by at least 6 months. This DCO submission date, previously identified variously by NuGen in its Stage 1 and Stage 2 public consultations on the project as April 2017, … [Continue Reading]