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  • GMB calls for end to Tory ‘faffing’ over Hinkley Point

    by Conrad Landin

    Industrial Reporter

    MINISTERS must “stop faffing” with a major nuclear power project or risk the lights going out, nuclear union GMB said yesterday.

    Plans to build a new station at Hinkley Point in Somerset recently suffered yet another...

    Monday 29th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • The promises of nuclear power have failed to deliver

    By Vicki Lesley

    Friday 22nd Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Nuclear train flood threat

    STORM Desmond posed a threat to the transportation of nuclear waste when it swept across Scotland and northern England, campaigners claimed yesterday.

    Nuclear-Free Local Authorities said: “Even before Storm Desmond had finished wreaking havoc, the nuclear industry took it upon...

    Monday 14th Dec 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Plutonium piles up as plant is delayed

    JAPAN Nuclear Fuel Ltd announced yesterday that it was postponing the opening of a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant until September 2018.

    The company cited regulators’ lengthy inspection procedures and the time needed for safety upgrades.

    The delay-plagued plant, initially...

    Tuesday 17th Nov 2015

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Protest camp created at nuclear site

    ANTI-NUCLEAR protesters set up camp near the construction site for Hinkley Point C atomic power station yesterday to call for the project to be abandoned.

    The campaigners’ protest coincides with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s four-day visit to the UK to shore up an...

    Tuesday 20th Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Asean welcomes accord on Iranian nuclear scheme

    by Our Foreign Desk

    THE 10-member Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) and its neighbours endorsed the Iranian nuclear energy deal yesterday, on the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombings.

    In a joint statement, the foreign ministers of the Asean countries,...

    Friday 7th Aug 2015

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Iran: Nuclear energy deal ‘to come today’

    by Our Foreign Desk

    NEGOTIATORS will announce a deal on Iran’s nuclear energy programme today, Iranian and US diplomats said yesterday.

    But the anonymous sources cautioned that fine details still needed to be ironed out and that all seven parties to the talks in...

    Monday 13th Jul 2015

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Closure of last Magnox plant to cost 1,600 jobs

    UP to 1,600 jobs are to be lost across a dozen Magnox nuclear power sites by September next year, the company revealed yesterday.

    Eleven plants have already shut down and the last still in operation, Wylfa on Anglesey in North Wales, is due to close its doors at the end of the...

    Friday 22nd May 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Japan: Court rebuffs energy firm’s bid to restart nuclear plants

    KANSAI Electric Power was banned from reopening two nuclear reactors in western Japan yesterday on safety grounds.

    Fukui District Court judge Hideaki Higuchi ordered the firm to keep its No 3 and No 4 reactors offline at Takahama plant in Fukui prefecture, home to some 12 reactors.


    Wednesday 15th Apr 2015

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Japan: Nuclear industry demands more reactor restarts

    JAPAN’S pro-nuclear lobby pledged yesterday that 2015 will be the year the country’s shut-down nuclear reactors are restarted.

    Despite public opposition following the Fukushima disaster, industry officials and their supporters claim the country needs atomic power to play...

    Tuesday 14th Apr 2015

    posted by Morning Star in World