Archive for November, 2016

December Newsletter No219

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DELIVERING THE NUCLEAR RENAISSANCE

Welcome evidence that the Government is pressing ahead with plans to help secure a nuclear renaissance in the UK came this month with the announcement of a £20 million spend on the first phase of a new nuclear research and innovation programme. At the same time work began on the National Nuclear College project it announced earlier this year, at a potential cost of £15 million.

If the nuclear renaissance is to happen other actions are also essential. ...

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November Newsletter No218

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DELIVERING THE NUCLEAR RENAISSANCE

Welcome evidence that the Government is pressing ahead with plans to help secure a nuclear renaissance in the UK came this month with the announcement of a £20 million spend on the first phase of a new nuclear research and innovation programme. At the same time work began on the National Nuclear College project it announced earlier this year, at a potential cost of £15 million.

If the nuclear renaissance is to happen other actions are also essential. ...

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UK Researchers Turn Nuclear Waste Into Diamonds That Generate Electricity

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Researchers at the University of Bristol in the UK have developed a method to turn radioactive graphite blocks, a waste product of nuclear reactors, into artificial diamonds that generate electricity.

These diamonds produce a small current that could last for thousands of years. Such long-lived “diamond batteries” could be used in spacecraft, implants such as pacemakers, and in other areas where long battery life is crucial. Researchers at the university said the development could solve some of the problems of nuclear ...

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Public Consultation For UK’s Sizewell C Project Relaunched, EDF Energy Says

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The second stage of public consultation for the planned two-unit Sizewell C nuclear power station in Sussex has begun, developer EDF Energy said in a statement.

The public consultation will run from 23 November 2016 until 3 February 2017 and will include 23 public exhibitions across east Suffolk where the public can meet the Sizewell C project team and discuss the proposals, the statement said. The first stage of public consultation for the project took place between November 2012 and February ...

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