Monthly Archives: October, 2012

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority to set new guidelines

Note that Bristol is within  the 30K radius of Oldbury Power Station

Nuclear Regulation Authority to set new guidelines (Japan)

The newly launched Nuclear Regulation Authority is set to come up with new guidelines on nuclear disaster management, particularly expanding the area for urgent measures in the event of a nuclear accident. Currently, the area is just at a 8-10 kilometer radius, but after the Fukushima power plant crisis in 2011, they believe the area should be expanded to a 30 kilometer radius. Read more

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Sharp rise in nuclear transport accidents

According to a new report from the UK government’s Health Protection Agency (HPA), there were 38 incidents reported in 2011, up from 30 in 2010. This is the second highest in the last six years, which have seen a total of 195 mishaps (see table below).

Sharp rise in nuclear transport accidents

From Fukushima to Hinkley Point

Climate change is a major security threat, but it can’t be solved with the 20th century’s nuclear technologies. On her return from meeting people trying to revive abandoned villages left contaminated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster,  Rebecca Johnson raises concerns about plans for a new generation of nuclear power reactors in Britain, starting with Hinkley C.

From Fukushima to Hinkley Point