NTI: More Activist Intrusions at Belgian Nuclear Base Stoke Worries
'At least three times since January, peace activists have slipped onto a Belgian military base and on one occasion, they contend, made it inside an aircraft shelter where nuclear weapons are stored. The Belgian organization Peace Action in February produced an initial video documenting how five of its members on Jan. 31 wandered unimpeded for roughly an hour at the Kleine Brogel Air Base, northeast of Brussels, before being apprehended by an unarmed guard. This month the Belgian group revealed that over the past nine months, its members have repeatedly penetrated base security. The Antwerp-based outfit is unaffiliated with Peace Action headquartered in Washington. "We visited 15 other bunkers, some of which still contain nuclear weapons," an unidentified Peace Action narrator states in a new video posted Oct. 10 to YouTube. "We took pictures in one of them."'
ISNA: Bushehr nuclear plant to start up in next weeks: Russian envoy
'TEHRAN (ISNA)-Russian ambassador to Iran Alexander Sadovnikov said on Sunday Bushehr nuclear facility would start up in next few weeks. "The nuclear facility will be launched by end of the year as promised," Sadovnikov told ISNA. He also reiterated that despite rumors about dangers in launch of the nuclear facility, there is no danger at all, but the plant's safety should be assured of since it is a very complicated and big project. The Russian ambassador went on to say that it seems still unclear who will represent Russia in nuclear facility launch ceremony, but a Russian delegation will certainly attend the ceremony. "We are preparing Bushehr reactor to comes into operation and we are making final explorations before operational phase of the reactor." Also as to sanctions against Iran, Sadovnikov said, "Russia has never accepted sanctions enacted by the West which go beyond framework of the UN Security Council and regards them as "not lawful."'
Daily Mirror: CHERNOBYL KIDS GIVEN HOPE IN UK
'Joy in their faces, and bursting with energy, they appear not to have a care in the world. But this group of children running excitedly across a school playing field have all been blighted by one of the world's worst disasters. And the reason they are so happy is because they have come to Britain on a trip which could save their lives. The children are from Belarus, just miles from the
Chernobyl nuclear reactor which spewed huge clouds of radioactive material over Europe when it exploded in 1986. The accident happened long before they were born, but it has left many with radiation in their bodies three times the safe level. Many contract cancer and leukaemia early in their lives.'
Gazette Series: Oldbury receives last fuel delivery
'AFTER four decades Oldbury Power Station has taken its last ever delivery of nuclear fuel. The fuel was delivered last week from Springfields, near Preston, and marks a significant milestone in the site’s lifecycle. In eight months time it is expected that Oldbury Power Station will stop generating power. The first ever fuel loading took place on Reactor One at Oldbury on 25 July, 1967 and was
done by hand. Since then all refuelling has been carried out by machines. This last fuel delivery was subject to the same modern techniques as all other fuel deliveries, including detailed checks for manufacturing defects, before being loaded into the fuelling machine.'
Daily Record: Navy's nuclear super-stealth submarine stuck off Skye for ten hours
'THE Royal Navy’s £1billion showpiece nuclear super-sub was grounded on rocks near the Skye Bridge yesterday. HMS Astute has been hailed as the deadliest submarine ever built, able to operate with unprecedented stealth. But the sub suffered a humiliating crash as it changed crews while carrying out sea trials in the area. In a huge embarrassment for the Navy, HMS Astute was stuck for TEN hours. And the submarine, said to be “more complex than the Space Shuttle”, remained jammed against the rocks throughout the day as motorists drove over the nearby bridge pointing and laughing.'
Top News: Plans to Use Kemps Creek as Dumping Ground for Radioactive Waste Cancelled
'Documents from the state Government were found last week, revealing plans to bury 6,000 tonnes of radioactive waste at Kemps Creek, near Penrith in the west of Sydney. The waste would be dug up from the site of the former uranium smelter in Nelson Parade in Hunters Hill, a 3-block area which the Government was planning to sell $3 million per block. However, the plans will not be
pushing through due to opposition from the local community. Instead, the Land and Property Management Authority has been instructed to search for other dumping ground options. These may include interstate or overseas locations, said New South Wales Premier Kristina Keneally.'
Press of Atlantic City: Oyster Creek's solution to tritium leak: Water it down
'The Oyster Creek nuclear power plant will use an age-old method to clean up a radioactive water spill: For this plant and others like it, the solution to pollution is dilution. Oyster Creek will soon begin pumping 25 to 50 gallons per minute from the Cape May and Cohansey aquifers to remove water contaminated with the radioactive material tritium. That amount is a trickle compared with the 115,000 to 460,000 gallons per minute that flows through the Ocean County plant to cool its radioactive core, owner Exelon Corp. said. Exelon discovered on April 15, 2009, that an estimated 180,000 gallons of tritium-laced water had leaked from a pipe, seeping beneath the ground into two aquifers that supply drinking water to more than 1 million New Jersey residents.'