Monday, 17 May 2010

Around twenty activists from the Stop Nuclear Power Network have held a ceremony on the beach in front of Sizewell nuclear power station in Suffolk (England) on the 26th April 2010 to mark the 24th anniversary of the world's worst ever civil nuclear disaster, at Chernobyl (Ukraine). They are looking to highlight the risk of a similar catastrophe happening in Suffolk, due to a reactor meltdown or major radioactive waste incident.

Londoners Protest Nuclear Trains

17 April - A protest against trains taking highly toxic radioactive waste through densely populated North London was given added moment by President Obama's recent warning that nuclear terrorism is the gravest threat to global security.

World Wide Nuclear Energy Revival

On May 17th, 2010 the World Nuclear Association projected an 838% resurgence in the nuclear industry over the next few decades.

China, the United Arab Emirates, and the UK have already announced ambitious nuclear plans.
And the U.S. just authorized $54 billion in loan guarantees to help build a new generation of nuclear reactors.

Nuclear energy is gaining support on both sides of the political spectrum. And communities are more supportive of it thanks to a massive pro-nuclear campaign on the part of the governments involved in its promotion.

As the world embarks on a nuclear revival... a few companies (and their investors) stand to make a killing.

The report by Brian Hicks and Keith Kohl discusses how this revival is going to happen. It explains the politics behind the nuclear industry, who's planning on building new plants, where the fuel will come from, and how the waste issues will be dealt with.

- Brian Hicks and Keith Kohl, Founders & Managing Editors, Energy and Capital

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Decommissioning Nuclear Power Costs were hidden by Labour

From The Sunday Times May 16, 2010

Labour hid ‘scorched earth’ debts worth billionsMarie Woolf and Jonathan Oliver

Recommend? (153) THE government last night accused Labour of pursuing a “scorched earth policy” before the general election, leaving behind billions of pounds of previously hidden spending commitments.
The “black holes” that ministers have already unearthed include:

- The multi-billion-pound cost of decommissioning old nuclear power plants, which ministers claim has not been properly accounted for in Whitehall budgets.