Office for Nuclear Regulation
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”.
Nuclear bomb sites across the UK have fire safety problems as well as shortages of safety regulators and engineers, according to a Ministry of Defence report.
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.
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.
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.