health
Nuclear Fallout Declared Only as Bad For You as London’s Air Pollution

A team of researchers looking into the niche world of what happens after a nuclear accident have some good news. They say we shouldn't all be evacuated, as evacuation leads to stress and stress is bad in itself. Also, we'd only be likely to lose a few months off our lives as a result of the exposure to radioactive matter, which is about the same end result as choosing to live in a polluted metropolis for your productive youthful years. Read More >>

energy
Dounreay’s Dome to go as Part of 3,000 Year Nuclear Detox Plan

The historic nuclear site of Dounreay on Scotland's remote northern shores is set for dismantling, with the latest planning application for the site asking for permission to remove the familiar, menacing, awe-inspiring round reactor dome. Read More >>

environment
Unexploded WWII Bomb Adds to Fukushima’s Woes

It must be pretty hard dealing with the aftermath of a tsunami-struck nuclear power station disaster, and for the poor team in charge of cleaning up at Fukushima it's just got even harder thanks to the discovery of an unexploded WWII bomb. History really has it in for the unfortunate prefecture. Read More >>

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North Korea Releases Video of Latest ICBM Test

North Korean state TV just aired footage of yesterday’s missile test, which has been confirmed by South Korea and US forces as an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM. Early figures show that this is North Korea’s longest range missile to date. Read More >>

energy
Hinkley Point C is Already £2.2bn Over Budget and all They’ve Done is Dig Some Holes

French energy specialist EDF is already raising the cost of Hinkley Point C, announcing that there's just the small matter of an extra £2.2bn being needed to build the new nuclear plant. Read More >>

politics
Exclusive: Brexit Could Make Cleaning Up Britain’s Nuclear Waste Harder

As Britain tumbles towards the hardest Brexit, the debate is dominated by what the fateful referendum could mean for British business, and jobs - but these aren’t the only weighty matters that we should be thinking about. Read More >>

energy
UK’s Nuclear History Museum Opens Today

The Nuclear and Caithness Archive, also known as Nucleus, has opened for business today, and will be of extreme interest to anyone who's ever spent a sleepless night wondering exactly how nuclear energy works and what part the UK played in its development. Read More >>

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Could We Survive a Nuclear Winter?

Here’s the short answer: we probably could not survive a nuclear winter. But the long answer depends on which countries are going to war, how many nukes are being dropped, and where those bombs are being detonated. Read More >>

energy
Hinkley Point C is 100 Per Cent GO

We're definitely going to get a new nuclear power station, despite what some people say about wind turbines and solar panels maybe being enough to keep the smartbulbs of the future on and connected to the Wi-Fi. The government has stamped through the final approvals needed to get the French and the Chinese in to show us how it's done and build Hinkley Point C. Read More >>

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North Korea May Have Just Tested its Biggest Nuke Yet

According to the US Geological Survey, a 5.3 magnitude “explosion” has been detected in North Korea near the country’s only known nuclear test site. North Korea has claimed to have tested nuclear weapons after similar seismic activity in recent years, but none as large as this event. Read More >>

energy
Let’s Pretend We Want Hinkley Point C to Avoid Paying Out Billions in Compensation, Says MP

A Labour MP claims to have analysed the small print of the paperwork covering the deal to build Hinkley Point C, suggesting that even if it's now cancelled the UK could be left facing a compensation bill running into many billions of pounds. Read More >>

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Hinkley Point Nuclear Plant in Doubt After Shock Government Intervention

Who saw this coming? After Hinkley Point C gained final approval from champagne-popping EDF board members last night -- who were revving up their pen-gines ahead of a planned contract signing today -- nobody expected Theresa May and co to swoop in like harpies and crash the party. Read More >>

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Hinkley Point: Do You Agree With Nuclear Power Stations in the UK?

The big thing on Twitter this morning isn’t a celebrity death or mindless violence, but Hinkley Point C, the £18 billion Somerset nuclear plant that’s expected to gain final approval from EDF later today. Read More >>

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A British Nuclear Submarine Has Crashed Into a Merchant Vessel

A piece of news that everyone’s secretly slightly thrilled by has just emerged, concerning a heavyweight collision off the coast of Gibraltar. HMS Ambush, a British nuclear-powered submarine, managed to hit a merchant vessel while submerged at around 13.30 local time on Tuesday. Read More >>

military
MPs Vote to Renew Trident Nuclear Deterrent Submarine Weapon Fleet

With the Doomsday Clock still sat at three minutes to midnight, there was an air of inevitability to yesterday's vote on the future of the UK's Trident nuclear deterrent weapons system. And now it's set in stone – MPs voted in favour of renewing the submarine programme by 472 votes to 117. Read More >>