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An observation post on Drigg beach. It was used by observers from the Eskmeals gunnery range a short distance down the coast, but looks to have been abandoned years ago. Photo: tim_d via Flickr.com.

Still dangerous after 30 years - Uranium particles from DU weapons

Doug Weir & Oliver Tickell

1st February 2014

Uranium particles formed from exploding DU munitions are highly persistent in the environment, scientists have found. They are still hazardous after 30 years in soils or dumps and even their corrosion products are durable minerals. more...
 Memorial stone to Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN Commissioner for Namibia, Bernt Carlsson.

Flight 103: it was the Uranium

Patrick Haseldine

6th January 2014

Mystery continues to surround the 1988 downing of Panam Flight 103 at Lockerbie - who did it, how, and why? After 25 years study of the topic Patrick Haseldine reveals the shocking truth. more...
Uranium mining in Kakadu National Park, Australia. Photo: Alberto Otero García via Flickr.com.

The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead

Dr Jim Green

25th December 2013

2013 has been the nuclear power industry's annus horribilis and the nuclear renaissance can now be pronounced stone cold dead. Dr Jim Green reveals the global unravelling of the nuclear dream ... more...
Calcite with boltwoodite encrustations from the Rossing uranium mine in Namibia. Photo:  Striving to a goal via Flickr.com.

Why Flight 103?

Patrick Haseldine

21st December 2013

On the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing of Pan Am flight 103, Patrick Haseldine uncovers some salient facts that may shed light on the tragedy. more...
Uranium glass - fluorescent under UV light. Photo: Danilo Russo via Flickr.com.

Uranium - the 'demon metal' that threatens us all

Chris Busby

1st January 2014

Ingested Uranium is linked with health impacts far greater than is explained by orthodox risk models. Chris Busby explains how the 'demon metal' does its damage - and why the nuclear industry is desperate to hide the truth. more...
Explosion cloud from the Operation Hurricane atomic bomb test, 3 October 1952.

Cancer, nuclear bombs and dirty tricks

Chris Busby

19th December 2013

Following a campaign of dirty tricks a decisive case in Britain's nuclear test veterans fight for justice will reach the High Court in June 2014, writes Chris Busby. The case will also put on trial the dominant risk model for radiation and human health. more...

Shocking legacy of 'uranium poisonings' haunts Obama's looming mining decision

Leana Hosea

2nd November, 2010

Despite disturbing claims about the impact of uranium, ten-thousand proposals for exploration in the Grand Canyon area have been submitted. A key fuel for nuclear power, the US must now decide between full scale uranium mining, partial mining or a twenty year moratorium. Leana Hosia investigates more...

British mining company in controversial uranium project near Grand Canyon

Tom Levitt

2nd November, 2010

Vane Minerals currently exploring for uranium deposits on the edge of the Grand Canyon National Park in area with alleged history of contamination affecting former miners and local indigenous population more...
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The future of energy is renewable

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

27th February, 2009

The recent U-turn by of some of the UK's leading environmentalists - and one-time nuclear energy opponents - on the issue of nuclear energy, has caused vigourous debate in the media. Their reasoning is that we simply don't have the capacity to produce enough renewable energy to meet our needs. But as this comprehensive Ecologist report from 2007 shows the UK is really a renewable energy powerhouse. more...

Power On - Nuclear Power

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

Even among green campaigners, nuclear energy is quietly gaining ground as a potential solution to the impending energy crisis. However several issues – particularly those of raw materials, cost and waste – remain unaddressed within the mainstream of opinion.
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CND "No Trident Replacement" Rally, March 14th 2007

David Hawkins

16th March, 2007

Throughout the evening, the CND advocated a course of ‘peace and sanity’. The message is unequivocal: weapons of mass destruction are the tools of war, not keepers of the peace. more...
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Depleted uranium - an untold story

Felicity Arbuthnot

1st February, 2007

A dark tale of how the powers-that-be try to discredit those who oppose their world view more...

Uranium: 1/15 of 15

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The Nuclear Dossier

Jon Hughes

1st June, 2006

Think nuclear power and you probably thing of small amounts of highly radioactive material, safely encased in vast concrete bunkers, generating an endless and constant supply of clean electricity. Yes it's expensive and clearly there is a problem with nuclear waste, but if it is the answer to climate change then why not? more...

Nuclear Power Dossier: Conversion and Enrichment

Jon Hughes

1st June 2006

The secretive side of nuclear power that uses chemicals 10,000 times more potent greenhouse gases than CO2...and is fuelling a nuclear arms race more...
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Nuclear Power Dossier - Uranium Mining and Milling

Jon Hughes

1st June 2006

Remote, unregulated and...running out. Why the business of fuelling nuclear power can't give us energy sovereignty more...

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