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RWE boss warns over nuclear plant subsidies

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

RWE npower, one of the big six power suppliers, has warned ministers not to seal a long-term subsidy deal with the nuclear industry behind the backs of consumers and saddle them with "unnecessarily high bills" for the next 40 years.

The warning from Paul Massara, RWE UK's new chief executive, comes as the Guardian can reveal that up to 15 private sector executives with links to the atomic sector have been seconded to government departments or other public sector roles.

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China in talks to build UK nuclear power plants

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

China is poised to make a dramatic intervention in Britain's energy future by offering to invest billions of pounds in building a series of new nuclear power stations.

Officials from China's nuclear industry have been in high-level talks with ministers and officials at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) this week about a plan that could eventually involve up to five different reactors being built at a total cost of £35bn.

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RWE reviews involvement in UK nuclear programme

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The government's energy policy took another blow on Friday as major energy provider RWE reviewed whether to scale down or abandon its UK nuclear programme.

The German-owned utility, which owns the npower supply business, has started an internal probe of its plans to construct two possible atomic power stations at Wylfa in Wales and Oldbury in Gloucestershire.

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UK's nuclear agency hopes to extend life at Oldbury plant

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has formally advised the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate - the country's nuclear safety regulator - that it plans to extend the operating life at Oldbury nuclear power station, the NDA said Wednesday.

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Wylfa clear-up plan is revealed

Monday, September 8, 2008

DETAILED plans for how dangerous radioactive waste will be removed from Wylfa nuclear power station have been handed to health and safety officials.

An application for permission to decommission the Anglesey plant has been lodged with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

It brings a step closer the planned closure of the major island employer in 2010.

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Demise of nuclear power stations may open doors

Thursday, July 10, 2008

BUSINESS is being encouraged to capitalise on the demise of Wales’ nuclear power stations.

The Welsh Assembly Government is working with Magnox North to develop a local supply chain and identify a range of potential opportunities for local businesses.

It is hoped the measures will help businesses raise their game to ensure they have the capacity and capability to benefit from the decommissioning of nuclear power stations in the region.

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Energy Solutions and Toshiba-Westinghouse consortium nuclear bid

Monday, April 28, 2008

An American-Japanese consortium is bidding to construct two new nuclear power stations at sites in Gloucestershire and Essex as the race to build a new generation of reactors intensifies.

Energy Solutions, a nuclear services firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is working on the plans with Toshiba-Westinghouse, a supplier of reactor technology. They are already collaborating on a proposed new nuclear station at Wylfa in Anglesey, North Wales.

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Nuclear plants sucking the sea life from British waters, researchers claim

Monday, April 14, 2008

The nuclear industry in Britain is killing billions of fish every year and taking a devastating toll of stocks, an Oxford University academic suggests.

The impact can be so severe in the worst-affected regions of the seas around Britain that death rates are equivalent to half the commercial catch for some species.

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Help sought on 100-tonne plutonium stockpile

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on Wednesday will appeal to industry for help in dealing with the UK's 100-tonne stockpile of plutonium, and in deciding whether to treat it as waste or reuse it as fuel for nuclear reactors.

One option being considered is for the highly radioactive plutonium to be used to make fuel for a new nuclear reactor at Sellafield, where the plutonium is currently stored. But the question of whether the plutonium should be used or disposed of could reopen the debate on nuclear reprocessing and whether spent fuel from the next generation of nuclear reactors should be reused.

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REFUELLING GRAB FAILURE AT WYLFA

Following detailed investigation of the incident which occurred on Reactor 1 on 31 July at Wylfa Power Station on Aglesey, it has now been rated at 2 on the International Nuclear Event Scale - an incident with no significant environmental impact, but which involved some internal plant failure.

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