Brexit threat to nuclear safety laws
UK Government plans threatening nuclear and radiation safety laws in a “Brexit bonfire” have provoked resistance from regulators and trade unionists.
Cracks cause Torness nuclear plant to close early
Spreading cracks at the Torness nuclear power station in East Lothian mean that it will have to close two years earlier than planned.
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”.
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 reactor shut by faulty valve
One of the nuclear power reactors at Torness in East Lothian has been shut down following a problem with a valve, prompting increased concerns about its future.
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.
5,000 sites escape pollution checks due to coronavirus crisis
More than 5,000 business sites across Scotland are going to escape judgement on their environmental breaches in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.