Day: 9 March 2001
Nuclear operator urges extended life for reactors and debate on a future role for nuclear power
British Energy has said that it wants a debate on the inclusion of nuclear power as a major source of UK fuel, as it is the “only realistic alternative to fossil fuels”, and that there is “no reason” for the life of existing plants not to be extended further.
Necessary global greenhouse gas cuts are economically feasible
Many cost effective solutions to cutting greenhouse gas emissions are already available and at very low cost to economies, but governments need to address institutional, behavioural and other barriers before they can realise their potential, according to leading climate change experts.
EUR33.3 million contract for Chernobyl radioactive waste management facility
The Ukrainian Ministry of Energy and the German contractor NUKEM Nuclear GmbH have signed a EUR33.3 million (£21 million) contract for the construction of a radioactive waste management facility near the Chernobyl power plant.
One in 10 US women of childbearing age at risk of having children with neurological problems due to mercury exposure.
A government study has revealed that an estimated 375,000 new born babies are born annually at risk of neurological problems, primarily because of their mothers’ consumption of fish.
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