Office for Nuclear Regulation
A multinational nuclear power company has been hit by an official crackdown because of cyber security failures.
The police force tasked with guarding UK nuclear plants reported 37 security breaches last year including the thefts of three ‘classified’ Microsoft tablets.
UK Government plans threatening nuclear and radiation safety laws in a “Brexit bonfire” have provoked resistance from regulators and trade unionists.
Anti-nuclear campaigners have accused organisations supporting plans for a nuclear fusion plant in North Ayrshire of having promoted the project with “half truths” and warned it would be “dangerous” for the environment.
Cracks which could increase the risk of a radioactive accident have appeared at the ageing Torness nuclear power station in East Lothian.
Spreading cracks at the Torness nuclear power station in East Lothian mean that it will have to close two years earlier than planned.
The Faslane nuclear base on the Clyde could be forced to shut down by increasing storms and floods caused by climate pollution, according to an expert report.
A ruling allowing the Ministry of Defence to keep nuclear safety problems secret has been condemned as a threat to democracy, with “devastating” accident risks.
The discovery of a highly radioactive nuclear fuel element at Hunterston in North Ayrshire has sparked concerns about an “alarming safety lapse”.