Port Igas Inquiry.
January a planning inquiry took place in Chester concerning the
proposal to set up a Fracking facility just a few miles from
was our response to it.
Free Lakeland and Close Capenhurst have successfully placed a late
the Ellesmere Port Igas Inquiry.
Hexafluoride and Fracking Side by Side? What Could Go Wrong?
safety group Radiation Free Lakeland says – “alongside the group,
Close Capenhurst, we have been working on a report which exposes the
unique dangers of the Capenhurst plant. Capenhurst is the UK’s
uranium enrichment plant with 600 container movements annually of
uranium products including Uranium Hexafluoride which is uniquely
dangerous to health. Adding a fracking site just 4 miles away from
this already intolerable chemo and radiotoxic burden would be
in the news.
of Capenhurst humming noise which torments residents revealed.
an update issued on Thursday, January 3, URENCO cited three
ventilation stacks as the source of the nuisance noise.
has appointed a new chief executive.
Schucht will take up the position in May 2019, at which time he will
also be appointed to the company’s board.
until now he has been working for the German company 50Hertz.
January 11th PAWB (People Against Wylfa) issued a press
release welcoming reports from Japan which strongly suggest that
Hitachi will freeze their project to build a nuclear power station at
on January 17th we read: –
scraps £16bn nuclear power station in Wales
is very good news, yet it’s not end game until we close down all the
existing reacting reactors, together with Capenhurst &
we still need to keep campaigning on the long term nukiller waste
is very telling are some of the remarks made by Greg Clark MP,
Business and Energy Secretary, in a statement to Parliament on
the government was unable to reach an agreement with Hitachi over
Wylfa nuclear plant that strikes a fair deal for billpayers and
include the following:-
cost of renewable technologies such as offshore wind has fallen
dramatically, to the point where they now require very little public
subsidy and will soon require none.’
the world, a combination of factors including tighter safety
regulations, have seen the cost of most new nuclear projects
increase, as the cost of alternatives has fallen and the cost of
construction has risen. This has made the challenge of attracting
private finance into projects more difficult than ever, with
investors favouring other technologies that are less
capital-intensive upfront, quicker to build, and less exposed to cost
we have progressed from the line about ‘too cheap to meter’, to ‘too
expensive to build’ within just a few decades.
the clean up costs will continue for many centuries in to the future.
January the National Audit Office issued the following press release:
and gas in the UK – offshore decommissioning
key line being: –
The government estimates that decommissioning the UK’s offshore oil
and gas infrastructure will cost taxpayers £24 billion, although the
actual cost is highly uncertain – – – .’
this is the latest news on what it might cost to clean up the
existing UK nukiller power plants.
The current nuclear provision is estimated at some £164bn, over the
next 120 years as the NDA (nuclear decommissioning authority)
undertake the decommissioning of 17 of the UK’s older nuclear
& Forthcoming Events
anniversary events in London 2019
Kick Nuclear will be holding an evening vigil outside of the Japanese Embassy on Monday March 11th, march on Saturday March 16th
26th – Chernobyl Day.
Saturday April 27th SNNA will be holding an event outside
of the Springfields plant.
4th – 8th.
This will be the 40 anniversary of the Torness Occupation.
from marking this as the last major anti-nukiller action on a now
completed green field site, it might also worth while making the
point about this is now a dangerously ageing reactor.
years since the Windscale Fire.
will be organising another event to mark this anniversary.
about this will be announced later
anyone wishes to join us on any of our regular leafleting sessions
about nukiller waste trains, or wants a speaker on any aspect of the
dangers inherent with the use of nukiller power, then please let us