Nuclear Industry


  • UK prepares legislation for Euratom exit

    October 12, 2017

    The UK government has published in parliament its Nuclear Safeguards Bill to establish a domestic nuclear safeguards regime in preparation for the country’s departure from the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). The bill was introduced to the House of Commons and given its first reading yesterday. This stage is formal and takes place without any ...

  • Activists set off fireworks at nuclear plant to uncover ‘vulnerabilities’

    October 12, 2017

    Greenpeace activists have broken into a French nuclear power station and set off fireworks to show the site’s vulnerability to attacks. The environmentalist group said its campaigners breached two security barriers before setting off the fireworks next to a spent fuel pool where radioactive rods are stored after being used. Yannick Rousselet, the head of Greenpeace’s anti-nuclear ...

  • “Risky” lack of nuclear governance in the Asia Pacific

    October 9, 2017

    North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and the credible means to hit enemies as far away as the US, is the biggest nuclear security and safety risk in the Asia Pacific region, if not the world. But it isn’t the only one. Across much of the region, the governance arrangements that are supposed to keep nuclear ...

  • Chinese firm behind Essex nuclear plant refuses to reveal security information

    October 1, 2017

    The Chinese state-owned company planning a nuclear power station in Essexrefused to share the security arrangements for a Chinese nuclear plant with the British authorities, it has been revealed. Inspectors from the UK nuclear regulator visited the China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) in Shenzhen earlier this year, as part of the four-year approval process for the reactor ...