When preparing documentation on 19 October 1999 for the consignment of sources from Sellafield site to Drigg Low Level Waste Disposal Site, it was discovered that a Type A transport container was proposed when a type B container was required to comply with the Transport Regulations for the quantity of material to be transported. The consignment was therefore suspended. A review of previous transfers revealed that the incorrect package has been used for similar transfers between the Sellafield and Drigg sites for a number of years. Consignment in an incorrect package is being regarded as equivalent to breach of a limit or condition. A mangement investigation is now underway to determine the cause of this incident. There has been no safety impact and there are no environmental or health implications.
(Nederlandse versie) On Sunday, September 11, the Mikhail Dudin arrives in the port of Rotterdam; a ship carrying Russian uranium. There it will be transferred to trucks that will then transport it across the Netherlands on Monday to Lingen, Germany, where the uranium will be processed into fuel rods. This was announced this morning by […]
(Nederlandse versie) Laka sometimes gets the question that if nuclear power plants in France can be used flexibly, can nuclear power not be used as a intermittent source of electricity, complementing wind and solar? The short answer then is, that if nuclear power plants can be used flexibly, it does not mean that in France […]
New brochure focusing on the uranium enrichment consortium Urenco. The Treaty of Almelo was signed on 4 March 1970 ‒ an agreement between the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and West Germany on setting up a company with the aim of enriching uranium: Urenco. The origin of uranium enrichment is military and until then enrichment was […]
Despite its triumphant press release of the contrary, two years ago, NRG, the operator of the High Flux Reactor in the Netherlands, this week confirmed Laka’s suspicion that NRG is still using weapons-grade highly enriched uranium in its reactor. Therefore, the Netherlands is currently in breach of its agreement with Obama, reached at the Nuclear […]
It has been almost eight years since the Tohoku earthquake and Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan. Oshidori Mako and Ken are Japanese comedians who have kept track of the aftermath of Fukushima. In 2019, they will visit the Netherlands, Germany and France to hold lectures to give us an insight into the on-going disaster. Please […]