Row over plans to reform groups at nuclear sites
New guidelines which campaigners say could benefit communities around nuclear sites have been boycotted by a UK Government nuclear agency.
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.
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.
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.
Cracked reactors force further delays at Hunterston
Plans to restart two cracked and ageing reactors at Hunterston in north Ayrshire have again been delayed as operators struggle to convince regulators they are safe.
Closure urged after 350 cracks found in nuclear reactor
More than 350 cracks have been discovered in an ageing nuclear power reactor at Hunterston in North Ayrshire, breaching an agreed safety limit and prompting calls for a permanent shutdown.
New cracks found in Scottish nuclear reactor
New cracks have been discovered in one of Scotland’s ageing nuclear reactors, raising radiation safety fears and resulting in a prolonged shutdown.
Giant wind turbines are causing health problems, claim villagers
A west coast community is in dispute with a power company over giant wind turbines which are allegedly causing debilitating health problems.