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.
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.
Westminster bid to re-launch toxic plutonium reactors
The UK government is trying to resurrect plutonium-powered reactors despite abandoning a multi-billion bid to make them work in Scotland.
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.
1km emergency zone around cracked reactors will do, says nuclear firm
EDF Energy under fire for advising that the emergency zone to protect people around cracked nuclear reactors at Hunterston could be shrunk to a kilometre.
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.
One cracked reactor at Hunterston allowed to restart
One of the two cracked reactors at Hunterston B nuclear power station in North Ayrshire has been given permission to reopen - but only for four months.
Hunterston reactors under ‘enhanced’ regulation due to cracks
The UK nuclear safety watchdog has boosted checks on two reactors in Scotland because of proliferating cracks in their graphite cores.
More cracks found in Hunterston nuclear power reactors
Pressure is mounting to keep two nuclear power reactors at Hunterston in North Ayrshire closed after the company that runs them, EDF Energy, said that it had found more cracks and was again postponing plans to restart.