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Britain's nuclear power policy is failing due to high costs and problems of finance. This has implications for European countries who want to use the same financing model. The continued pursuit of a failing policy is due to poor advice from civil servants.
By Prof Steve Thomas
The nuclear industry worldwide faces an escalating battle to keep ageing reactors running as about a quarter of components and computer systems become obsolete.
By Paul Brown
Climate News Network, 6th June 2016
Twin nuclear reactors at Taishan in China have been sealed into their concrete domes despite fears that the reactor vessels have serious metallurgical defects. No safety test data has been released by the two companies in charge, EDF and CGN, to show that the reactors will not crack in operation, releasing radioactivity.
By Oliver Tickell
The Ecologist, 3rd June 2016
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Don’t believe the spurious claims of nuclear shills constantly doing down renewables, writes Mark Diesendorf. Clean, safe renewable energy technologies have the potential to supply 100% of the world’s electricity needs – but the first hurdle is to refute the deliberately misleading myths designed to promote the politically powerful but … [Continue Reading]