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Sunday
Aug052018

New nuclear plans invariably involve a creek, but no paddle

The misadventures of a planned three-reactor site in Cumbria's UK just worsened (or improved, from our perspective) as project owner, Toshiba, appeared to dismiss its latest in a long line of departing partners, Kepco. Cumbrians Opposed to a Radioactive Environment's Martin Forwood has been watchdogging this latest new nuclear train wreck for years. With struggling Toshiba -- still clinging to its non-existent consortium name of NuGen and whose American partner Westinghouse went bankrupt -- left in sole charge, the UK unions are pressing for the government to foot the bill. But the whole project is far more likely to hit the rocks. Read more at Beyond Nuclear International.