5 thoughts on “Conservatives planning British Fukushimas

  1. Sarkozy reveals nuclear ambition

    FRANCE: President Nicolas Sarkozy announced today that his administration will invest €1 billion (£800 million) in nuclear energy despite a rise in concern about atomic safety following Japan’s nuclear disaster.

    Mr Sarkozy asserted that “there is no alternative to nuclear energy today” and asserted that a moratorium on new nuclear reactors, as some countries have declared since the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident, “makes no sense.”

    France is more dependent on nuclear energy than any other country.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/106339

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  2. Jellyfish clog up reactors’ filters

    ENERGY: Both reactors at a nuclear power station have been shut down after “high volumes” of jellyfish were found on seawater filter screens, it was disclosed today.

    The units at Torness power station near Dunbar in East Lothian were shut down manually on Tuesday.

    EDF Energy said the reactors were shut down as a precautionary measure and there was no danger to the public at any time.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/106502

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  3. Firms forced to use less energy

    Japan: Power shortages forced the government to slap energy restrictions on firms, shopping centres and other major electricity consumers today.

    The unprecedented measure follows the continuing Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant crisis.

    Users in the Tokyo area will have to use 15 per cent less electricity than a year ago, with fines of up to 1 million yen (£7,750) for those that break the rules.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/106520

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  4. Japan frets over radioactive beef

    JAPAN: Authorities were preparing to suspend cattle shipments from Fukushima today after contaminated beef was discovered in Tokyo supermarkets.

    The meat was from cows which had been fed on rice straw.

    Tests revealed that the straw contained 500,000 becquerels of radioactive caesium per kilo — 378 times the legal limit.

    At least 143 cows fed on the straw have found their way into shops.

    Cattle growers in the area say they were not informed of a March 19 warning that feed stored outdoors should not be given to animals.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/107157

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