Archive for October, 2012

October Newsletter No.169

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IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN – BUT AT WHAT PRICE, INDUSTRY ASKS.

Lord Hutton, chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association, told SONE’s AGM on October 22 that it was meeting at a watershed for nuclear power development in Britain with the French company, EdF, coming up to a major investment decision on Hinkley Point, Somerset. As the process entered its final stretch, he was confident that, in spite of all the setbacks this year, “we are going to get there”.

“It is going ...

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2012 Nuclear Issues Vol 35 No.10

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Shut down or safe low power?

After a major natural disaster, such as an earthquake, the operators of nuclear power plants usually claim proudly that their reactors shut down automatically. There is a preoccupation with prevention of a reactivity accident. But is this necessarily the best condition for the reactors to be in. To start with the power plant itself needs a certain amount of electricity. Loss of off-site power is a major safety concern of a nuclear power plant. Of ...

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BENE – Better Environment with Nuclear Energy

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BENE (Better Environment with Nuclear Energy) consists of civic-minded people interested in energy use and the impact it has for our economy and environment.

We are concerned that Ireland is not being fully informed (and is frequently misinformed) on the issue – we present the facts about nuclear energy.

Our core group has collective expertise in engineering (mechanical, electrical, power generation and distribution, marine and nuclear), radiation protection and regulation, nuclear physics, medicine and economics. A small number of specialists act as expert advisers to the core group.

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