Countering Capenhurst – Late Summer 2021
Recent Radioactive Waste Flask Movements.
On July 7th two used fuel rods flasks were taken from Dungeness.
Of particular interest is that eight flasks pulled by Four engines were moved from Windscale/Sellafield to Crewe on July 28th. We do not know where they were destined to go after that, but we do know that every flask movement requires two engines.
Yet again we appeal for more individuals to monitor these flask movements in order that we can establish just how much radioactive material is being dumped in Cumbria.
Anyone who wishes to track the movements of nukiller waste trains, and the rail routes they go by, could do no better than to purchase a copy of the Railway Atlas.
Capenhurst Emergencies Update.
The ONR [ Office of Nuclear Regulation ] has just published the following document.
URENCO UK (UUK) Limited Emergency Arangements
Approval of the amended Urenco UK(UUK)Emergency Plan made under LC11.
While this document gives something of an overview of the management structure of the Capenhurst Emergency plan, it is very short on details as to just how it would operate in practice.
In other words: – It is full of Management Speak.
URENCO Order Books and Profits Drop.
The ill gotten gains, or financial profits, for Urenco fell for the first half of this year.
This reflects a turnover which has dropped of late, but the company is still has over 9Billion Euros worth of future orders.
You can read the full set of figures here
It might be also be noted that the URENCO order books are half of what they were during 2010.
Short News Updates
Any Old Iron ?
Urenco is planning to open a Metal Recycling Plant at Capenhurst during 2024.
The Civil Nuclear Constabulary are planning to build a new base at Windscale / Sellafield.
Spanish Uranium Processing plant Stopped
In July Spain’s Nukiller regulator withheld authorisation for a uranium ore processing plant, and thus killed off the efforts by the Australian-owned Berkeley Energía to open Europe’s largest uranium mine at Retortillo in the province of Salamanca.
Long Term Campaigning.
The way things are going it is possible to stop new build.
After that we need to really concentrate our efforts upon uranium mining, uranium enrichment, and uranium processing.
Yet dealing with the radioactive waste is a much more difficult campaign to focus upon.
The existing waste sites at Windscale/sellafield and Drigg are already highly polluted.
They will take centuries to clean up.
All the coastal nukiller sites, such as Dungeness, Heysham, Drigg, Windscale / sellafield, and Sizewell, are going to be effected by rising tides way before being fully decommissioned.
While DRS ( Direct Rail Services ) continues to carry highly radioactive used fuel rods through our towns and cities.
So what ever else might happen, we will need more activists to join in our existing long term campaigns.