open letter to URENCO upon the opening of new Capenhurst Tailings
It has just been announced the Urenco are opening their new £1 Billion, and 2 years late, tailing plant in June.
will be producing an open statement about this facility,which
will be read outside of the Capenhurst plant on Saturday June 22nd.
details will be published about this in the next couple of weeks.
Capenhurst Pamphlet online.
Copies of the CCC pamphlet are both available in print, and online.
in the news.
ever we note that the URENCO website is way behind in telling us
anything about what is going on at the plant. So we have to keep
looking for information about both the Company and their plants from
that said, it is still worth while taking a look at the URENCO
website, even if it is full of corporate spin.
was reported in the April edition of the Railway Magazine, that W H
Davis has just handed over eight new nukiller waste flasks to DRS.
That is on top of the 10 new ones which were reported about during 2014.
we don’t know is just how many of these flasks are in use at any one
Open Day demonstration.
DRS – The Nukiller waste train company has just announced it’s open day, which will be on July 20th.
will be outside once more, leafleting about the dangers which come
from moving high radioactive waste through out city centres.
details to follow in the next few weeks.
was founded with the Treaty of Almelo on the 4th of March
year we will be joining with others to mark 50 years since it was
more details – watch this space.
vigils outside London Japanese Embassy.
Every Friday [work day] members of Kick Nuclear and JAN UK hold a vigil outside the Japanese Embassy on Piccadilly in London to remember Fukushima and to protest against nuclear power.
vigil begins at 10:00am GMT to coincide with the vigils held in Tokyo
at 6:00pm JST, outside the Prime Minister’s residence and outside
the Diet (Parliamentary) building. These two vigils are attended by
hundreds of people. Dozens more such vigils are held across
Japan, in the USA and in other parts of the world.
noon, the London vigil moves to outside the London office of Tepco
(Tokyo Electric Power Company), the company in charge of the
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
weekly vigils first started during august of 2012.
outside of the London Japanese Embassy and TEPCO on 31st May 2019.
Dear Anti-Nuclear Power/Weapon activists, friends and supporters,
Japanese Government announced May 24 that it plans to arrange an
international meeting to consider how to dispose of highly
radioactive nuclear waste.
is set to get approval for the plan at the Group of 20 Ministerial
Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable
Growth scheduled for mid-June in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, and
aims to launch the first roundtable this autumn.
waste is a problem for all countries operating nuclear power plants,
and the Japan-backed international summit on cooperation to dispose
of it will be a world first. Participating nations are expected to
aim for improved cooperation and formulation of an international
“basic strategy” on dealing with radioactive waste.
nuclear refuse is usually “vitrified” — mixed with melted
glass and solidified — before deposited in an underground storage
facility. Japan’s own disposal plans call for holding the waste for
30-50 years to cool it before burying it in stable rock formations at
least 300 meters below ground. Finland is already building a major
underground disposal site, while its neighbor Sweden is conducting a
safety evaluation at the location of its own planned facility.
However, there is no precedent for actually operating such an
installation, and Japan has not yet even begun the survey process to
choose a site.
Japanese government will thus use the June 15-16 G-20 environment and
energy summit meeting to urge member nations to cooperate on
realistic solutions. Specifically, Japan will press nations with
advanced nuclear disposal technology including those in Europe to
share their know-how, and also promote international collaboration
among research facilities and staff exchanges.
international roundtable will put together a collection of proposals
on a basic nuclear waste disposal cooperation strategy and how to
explain the issue to the citizens of member nations.
have to ask the following questions to the Japanese government and
types of nuclear wastes are going to be cooled in the pool of water
for more than 30 years and then stored in containers?
nuclear wastes are controlled by the private companies for at least
300 years? Which company can last 300 years?
300 years and for 100,000 years, who is going to control these
the nuclear plant takes how many years? 40-50 years?
is going to cover all costs?
is the final disposal sites for the spent fuel wastes?
the government is reluctant to give up the nuclear power which costs
so much and needs a very very long term control?
strong solidarity with the Japanese Anti-Nuclear movements, which
mobilised 10,000 demonstrators in Tokyo on 20th March 2019 and every
Friday evening Anti-Nuclear Power action in front of the Prime
Minister’s official residence and the Diat in Tokyo, we, the Japanese
Against Nuclear-UK, Kick nuclear and CND are planning to organise the
monthly vigil and leafleting including Statement-Read-Out form 11:30
AM. After handing a copy of the statement to the embassy, we will
move to the TEPPCO office (14-18 Holborn near Chancery Lane Tube
station). A copy of the statement will be posted to TEPCO. We will be
there during 13:00-13:45 PM.’