Industry must bear cost of new nuclear safety rules

It is the nuclear industry’s job to take on the cost of financing extra safety measures. This is the view of the the UK’s Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations in the wake of his official report into the lessons to be learned from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. Dr Mike Weightman, who also heads […]

UK nuclear safety given all clear after Fukushima

The UK’s nuclear industry has been given the all clear in a final report on the lessons to be learned from the Fukushima disaster in Japan. But there are almost 40 areas that the UK could learn from the nuclear crisis, suggests today’s report. Concerns were raised globally about the safety of nuclear power following […]

Nuclear safety report will keep UK regulations "robust"

he final safety report on the lessons to be learnt from Fukushima in the UK will keep the country’s regulations “robust”. This is the view of Energy Secretary Chris Huhne, who welcomed the Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations’ findings. Praising the hard work of Dr. Weightman and his team in a written ministerial statement today, […]

Fears arise over EDF nuclear delay

French power giants EDF Energy have announced the delay to its newest nuclear power station coming online. The reactor design is one being used to construct new UK plants and has caused some in the industry to state their fears over the delay of building in the UK. In a media statement, EDF said “the […]