A brief list of some of the issues which various campaigning groups are currently working on, or which relate to these concerns.
– Horizon (now 100% Hitachi owned)
Waste processing and storage.
– Sellafield [ Windscale ].
– New proposals for the medium and long term storage of radioactive waste.
– Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride [ Hex ].
Civil Liberties and Secrecy.
– The Civil Nuclear Constabulary.
– Official Secrecy.
– Nukiller Waste trains
– DRS [ Direct Rail Services ] which have depots at Crewe and Carlisle.
– Advance Uranium Asset Management Ltd, which transports Hex by Road & Sea.
– James Fisher and Sons – Barrow.
– Bibby – Liverpool.
– ACL – Liverpool.
– BHP Billiton.
– Indigenous peoples and land rights.
– Mining Pollution.
Uranium Enrichment, and Fuel Fabrication.
Rising Tides and the danger of existing plants being flooded.
Ongoing Safety and Cost Issues.
– All of the above.
Supporting Campaigns in Other Countries.
– The USA.
Now that the Civil Nukiller Constabulary is no longer going to
be looking after the Sprigfields Nukiller facility,
a new contract to guard the plant has been placed with the Mitie Group.
This decision follows on from a recent review of the security arrangements at the plant.
Here is a news story about one of the key plants in the nukiller fuel cycle.
The Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) are about to be withdraw from the Springfields site at Salwick near Preston.
The plant is one in which nukiller fuel rods and other key reactor items are assembled.
What is not so clear at present is just who will provide ‘security’ at the plant once the CNC have been withdrawn.
Will it be the local constabulary ?
A private company like G4S ?
Only time will tell.
Following the news that both E.ON and RWE are pulling out of a
project to building new nukiller plants in the UK,
there has been a lot of speculation about which companies will
buy in to Horizon.
One of the companies which has been mentioned in this context is
Westinghouse already own the Springfields plant in Lancashire
where nukiller fuel rods are manufactured.
Westinghouse has been in the ownership of Toshiba since 2006.
Another subsidiary of Toshiba is the
Toshiba Power System Company,
which is heavily involved in the nukiller power industry.
Here is a quote from their website: –
‘ The Power Systems Company’s capabilities cover the full
spectrum of power generation systems, including high-efficiency
thermal and hydro power generation, renewables such as
geothermal and wind power, and nuclear power, all essential for
realizing the stable electricity supply essential for powering our
I doubt that many people in japan believe that line after the disaster at Fukushima.
Toshiba needs to be reminded about just how dangerous nukes can be.
Following that you can also boycott Toshiba –
until they pull out of the nukiller power industry.