Professor Andy Blowers, OBE, Chair of the Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group (BANNG), has been awarded the Alexander and Ilse Melamid Medal by the American Geographical Society. The medal was created to honour ‘those who examine the influence of humans on the natural world.’ It is awarded in recognition of ‘outstanding work on the dynamic relationship between … [Continue Reading]
BANNG despairs at the lack of mention of potentially serious problems at Bradwell B cheerleading event hosted by Maldon District Council.
The true scale and impact of a nuclear new build project such as that planned for Bradwell has been graphically demonstrated in recent film footage taken by a drone over-flying the Hinkley Point C development site in Somerset – see video above. The scale of the development and the devastation it necessitates – which at … [Continue Reading]
Please take a moment to read this letter from Varrie Blowers and use the provided template to guide your response: Dear all, After a long, quiet period, it is becoming clear that things are beginning to move with regard to the proposed Bradwell B nuclear power station. The first stage of the Generic Design Assessment … [Continue Reading]
Recently two events have moved the prospect of Bradwell B, a mega nuclear power station on the tip of the Dengie peninsula, a little closer. Or, could it be that as the project shifts from being an impossible fantasy to a dystopian nightmare it will disappear without much trace of its existence? But perhaps not … [Continue Reading]
The Guardian recently revealed that CGN (China General Nuclear Company), which is planning to design and build a new reactor(s) at Bradwell, is reluctant to disclose information about security measures in order to protect its plant in China. While this is deeply worrying, it is not entirely surprising. It is par for the course for … [Continue Reading]
The Government has now given the go-ahead for the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process for the Chinese Hualong 1 reactor, proposed for use at a new nuclear power station at Bradwell (Bradwell B). This represents the first step in the approvals process by the UK’s nuclear regulators. The GDA will take several years to complete … [Continue Reading]
It has been reported that the unnecessary and controversial dissolution of fuel element debris (FED) at Bradwell ended on 17 June, 2017, i.e. 3 years after it started – and just in time for the meeting of the Bradwell Local Communities Liaison Council on 21 June. Peter Banks, a member of the Core Group of … [Continue Reading]