Industry lobbies MSPs to back nuclear power￼
The UK nuclear industry has stepped up its lobbying of MSPs to try and reverse Holyrood's opposition to new nuclear power stations.
Concerns over nuclear safety ‘lapse’ at Hunterston
The discovery of a highly radioactive nuclear fuel element at Hunterston in North Ayrshire has sparked concerns about an “alarming safety lapse”.
Alarm over plan to break up nuclear submarines at Hunterston
The company that runs the port at Hunterston in North Ayrshire wants to use it to break up the radioactive hulks of defunct nuclear submarines.
Cracks in Hunterston nuclear reactor predicted to rise to 1,000
Running an ageing nuclear reactor at Hunterston in North Ayrshire for another year could cause cracks in its core to rise 65 per cent to nearly a thousand.
Plan to run Hunterston’s cracked reactors for another year
The energy company EDF is planning to operate a cracked nuclear power station at Hunterston in North Ayrshire for another year before closing it down for good.
Torness nuclear reactors predicted to start cracking in 2022
Cracks that could increase the risk of a radioactive accident at Torness nuclear station in East Lothian will start appearing six years sooner than previously thought, says UK safety watchdog.
Faslane to dump up to 50 times more radioactive waste in the Clyde
The Ministry of Defence has been attacked for planning to increase discharges of radioactive waste from Faslane into the Firth of Clyde by up to 50 times.
Safety fears as Hunterston’s cracked nuclear reactors start to crumble
The graphite cores of two ageing nuclear reactors at Hunterston in North Ayrshire have begun to crumble as cracks spread.
Anger at MoD plan to rethink nuclear submarine waste disposal
Plans by the Ministry of Defence to rethink the disposal of radioactive waste from 27 defunct nuclear submarines have come under fierce fire from campaigners.