Two decades after Chernobyl, Scottish sheep get all-clear

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

NEARLY a quarter of a century after the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl in the Ukraine
exploded and spewed radioactivity across the world, it has finally stopped making Scottish
sheep too "hot" to eat.

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Dump plan decision due next month

Friday, November 28, 2008

HIGHLAND Councillors in the Far North will next month make their minds up about a new, low-active nuclear dump planned for Dounreay.

The development earmarked for land to the immediate south of the licensed site is being tabled at a meeting in Halkirk on December 17.

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CO2 cuts 'can be achieved without nuclear power'

Sunday, November 16, 2008

MAJOR reductions in Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions can be achieved by 2050, experts said yesterday.

A Co2 cut of 75 per cent is possible even without controversial measures such as building nuclear power stations, they said.

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Police office 'highlight' of trip

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A visit to a police station was the highlight of a month-long trip to Scotland for youngsters affected by the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster.

Children from Gomel in Belarus, one of the countries impacted by the reactor explosion in 1986, were hosted on the station visit by Northern Constabulary.

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British Energy's Hunterston B7 shutdown unplanned

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

LONDON (Reuters) - British Energy's Hunterston B7 nuclear reactor was shutdown manually late on Tuesday but it is still unclear why the reactor in Scotland needed to be stopped, a spokesman for the company said.

"We are still looking into that," he said on Wednesday.

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Nuclear lobby tries to generate support

Thursday, October 9, 2008

THE argument that nuclear should be part of any low- carbon solution to the UK's power requirements has been put forcefully by Westminster and, unsurprisingly, by the nuclear lobby. The counter argument – that it is, at best, a diversion from renewable energy – has been put equally forcefully by the likes of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth.

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Seven radioactive spots on beach

Monday, September 15, 2008

Scientists monitoring a beach in Fife for radioactive hotspots say they have discovered seven contaminated areas.

Local people are worried Dalgety Bay may now be placed on a new register for radioactively contaminated land.

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SNP accused of being blinkered by nuclear obsession

Thursday, September 11, 2008

SCOTLAND’S nationalist government was accused of putting political ideology before the country’s energy needs yesterday.

It was claimed ministers had a “short-term, blinkered approach” to energy, driven by the desire to rid Scotland of nuclear power.

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Scots "don't need new nuclear", minister insists

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Scotland's energy minister Jim Mather insisted today that "our people don't want new nuclear power and we don't need it", as he revealed new figures on renewable energy.

Speaking at the Scottish Council for Development & Industry energy conference at Murrayfield Stadium, the minister said wind farms, hydro power projects and marine renewables will mean Scotland should "comfortably" surpass its renewable energy targets set for 2011.

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Scottish government backs nuclear waste site

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

3 September 2008 - A proposed low-level radioactive waste store near the former Dounreay nuclear power plant has won approval from the Scottish Government environmental agency.

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) wants to construct the £110m ($195m) facility - the first of its kind in Scotland - on grazing land as a deposit for material removed from the Caithness plant during decommissioning. An approved site nearby is now considered too susceptible to coastal erosion.

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