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The clean-up after the February 2014 explosion at the world's only deep underground repository for nuclear waste in New Mexico, USA, is massively over budget, writes Jim Green – and full operations won't resume until at least 2021. The fundamental cause of the problems: high level radioactive waste, poor regulation, rigid deadlines and corporate profit make a dangerous mix.
By Dr Jim Green
The Ecologist, 20th September 2016
Biggest-ever statistical analysis of historical accidents suggests that nuclear power is an underappreciated extreme risk and that major changes will be needed to prevent future disasters.
By Prof Benjamin Sovacool et al
University of Sussex, 19th September 2016
Dr Paul Dorfman, BBC World News, Hinkley Point nuclear decision interview
BBC News, 15th September 2016
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There are still a number of key obstacles facing EDF and HMG before the fiasco that is Hinkley Point C begins to unravel. EDF and Areva are facing significant challenges in France due to the flawed and falsified nuclear parts in at least 18 current operational French nuclear plant. EDF/Areva … [Continue Reading]