Countering Capenhurst – Issue 13 – August 2017
Five Years On.
On August 8th it was five years since the start of the weekly Kick Nuclear and JAN UK vigil outside of the Japanese Embassy.
This is not something to celebrate, as there will be nothing to celebrate until there are no more nukiller reactors operating in Japan.
In the meanwhile, if anyone is in London on a Friday morning, then they should come join in this ongoing protest.
New Nukiller Waste Train leaflet
We have just published a new leaflet about the transport of high lever nukiller waste by DRS [Direct Rail Services].
It can be distributed outside of any of the railway stations where used atomic fuel rods are taken through.
The leaflet is entitled Beware.
If you wish to take a part in the campaign to stop this waste being taken through our towns and city,
then you can download a copy of it here.
Not a good investment.
It looks like the money markets are now getting the message that there is no money to be made in the nukiller industry.
Here is what has been happening with just three of these companies of late.
‘Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) will sell its nearly five percent stake in Areva to the French state as the nuclear group is delisted and will stay away from nuclear investment.’
It will be making an 86% loss on these shares.
‘ Toshiba shares demoted from first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange’
In march we read that:-
‘EDF’s share price has tumbled to an all-time low after it launched a €4bn capital raising.’
While in July we read: –
‘French state-controlled utility EDF said its first-half 2017 core earnings dropped nearly 22 percent to 6.99 billion euros ($8.17 billion) as two nuclear plants remained closed and competition weighed on retail electricity prices.’
Some 10 years ago EDF shares were valued at around 83 Euro.
They are now worth just 8.75 Euro.
The Golden Question.
There are two major questions which we keep asking.
Just which nukiller power companies has both Urenco and Toshiba Westinghouse got contracts with?
Just where does the enriched Uranium and Fuel rods produced at Springfields go to ?
All we ever get to read are a few reports which give us just a hint of where that might be.
Thus we welcome any scraps of information which will help us to answer these questions.
Tracking just where Uranium from Capenhurst is transported to, or which ports it goes through is very difficult to ascertain.
We do however know something about when it has done through the German port of Bremen, thanks to a series of reports which have been produced by the BREMISCHE BÜRGERSCHAFT.
Here is a link to just two of these reports.
Atomtransporte durch das Land Bremen seit dem 30. Juni 2014
Atomtransporte durch das Land Bremen
This covers the period from 2005 to 2010These are well worth reading as they show just how much nukiller material is being transported by sea.