Category Archives: Nuclear

One thing we have learnt this week – modular nuclear power

Do we need modular nuclear power?  A survey has come out this week saying most people do not want to live next to a modular nuclear power station.  The idea of modular nuclear power is that you build lots of … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – nuclear waste and brexit

Is nuclear waste about to become a bargaining chip in brexit?   The UK government this has threatened to send a load of nuclear waste back to various EU countries if the UK is not allowed to “have its cake and … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Hinkley Point C

Hinkley Point C is bad value for money say the National audit office (NAO).  Everyone part from the nuclear industry and possibly the government know this is true but its nice to have it confirmed. Its criticisms fall into a … Continue reading

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UK energy system post brexit

What is going to happen to the UK energy system post brexit?  There are a number of different areas that could be affected, some more than others. The first is that of the EU renewable energy targets.  The EU has … Continue reading

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Nuclear decommissioning costs

Nuclear decommissioning costs are rising exponentially.  I heard Chris Huhne the disgraced former Energy secretary on the today programme this morning.  The UK government has had to pay out £100 million in compensation over the way it awarded a clean … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Fukushima radiation levels hit new high

Fukushima radiation levels have hit a new high this week and boy is it a new high.  The problem with radiation level measurements are there are so many different units.  Some measure the physical dose of radiation an others the … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – nuclear power shutdown, power cuts and electricity price increases

Could a nuclear power shutdown in France lead to power cuts and price increases in the UK?  At the moment France has shut down a third of its reactors and facing a very real possibility of an energy crisis with … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Hinkley C

The whole Hinkley C saga continues to roll on and on and on.  This morning its taken another extraordinary twist.  Yesterday the French decided to go ahead with the scheme after years of prevarication (so many I’ve lost count).  Overnight … Continue reading

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Chernobyl 30 years on – is radiation all that dangerous?

The anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster is exactly 30 years ago this week.  There have been 3 major nuclear disasters (and countless near misses arguably).  The first was Three Mile Island in 1979.  This put some people off but the … Continue reading

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Hinkley C falters

It is looking like Hinkley C is finally dead.  With a lot of other stuff in the news such as the EU referendum the subject of EDF’s decision to delay the process for 3 more years has not been covered … Continue reading

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