Andy Blowers, Chair of BANNG, ponders the long time-scales of the Bradwell project in the December 2018 column for Regional Life Have you ever thought that nuclear energy and new nuclear power stations in particular are a waste of time? By this I mean that they take so long to build, so long in operation … [Continue Reading]
Andy Blowers, Chair of BANNG, considers some of the key issues facing the proposal to build a new nuclear power station on the Bradwell site BANNG Column for Regional Life, November, 2018 BANNG’s visit to the Bradwell B site (reported on in the October edition) gave an opportunity to discuss the early site assessment undertaken … [Continue Reading]
Press Release – 18 September, 2018 Possible Chinese withdrawal from Bradwell B ‘not surprising but still a surprise’ says BANNG. The news (Financial Times, 18 September, 2018) that the Chinese company behind Bradwell B is considering withdrawing its interest in the project because of political sensitivities ‘is not, perhaps surprising, though it comes as a … [Continue Reading]
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On Saturday, 21 July, a large van drew up outside the former Bradwell nuclear power station. Bradwell was the first stop in the East Anglian leg of CND’s Symbol Tour of Britain to celebrate its sixtieth anniversary. The van was unloaded and its crew, led by David Polden, erected a large CND symbol in protest … [Continue Reading]
BANNG column for Regional Life, July, 2018 Varrie Blowers, Secretary of BANNG, reports on the June meeting of the Bradwell Local Communities Liaison Council (LCLC) A band of BANNG representatives, including myself, attended the June meeting of the LCLC at Mundon. The LCLC looks at what is happening at the Bradwell A site with regard … [Continue Reading]
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.