Dr David Lowry

Nuclear security, nuclear weapons and nuclear new build – key issues for consideration by the NFLA

Speech given to the Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) Annual Policy Seminar, County Hall, Cardiff, 6th December 2013. Dr Lowry asks how our official nuclear security regulator, the Office for Nuclear Regulation, is getting on in making the security of our nuclear … Continue reading

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Minister congratulates David Lowry

Paul Flynn (Newport West) (Lab): Will the Secretary of State congratulate Dr David Lowry on publishing evidence from the 1962 report of the Medical Research Council’s National Radiological Protection Board to show that there was an experiment in which people, … Continue reading

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Why we shouldn’t join the nuclear bazaar again

Dr. David Lowry is an independent research policy consultant specializing in nuclear issues, working with politicians, NGOs and the media.  He is a former director of the European Proliferation Information Centre [EPIC] in London.   This article for the New Paradigms Forum, is … Continue reading

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Uranium Exploitation and Environmental racism

The draft Nuclear Industry Association ‘Justification Application’ – dated June 2008 – devotes only seven paragraphs to general discussion of uranium supplies, and  eight further paragraphs in the Annex 1 on the nuclear fuel cycle (three on uranium mining and … Continue reading

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Ed Grothus Obituary

Ed Grothus, who has died aged 86, started his career building atomic bombs, before becoming a committed nuclear abolitionist. He worked for nearly 20 years at the US nuclear bomb factory at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), New Mexico. But … Continue reading

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Sosnovy Bar Conference on Decommissioning

At present Russia is not prepared for the decommissioning of its power units and for implementing solutions to the complex of social, environmental, technological, financial and moral problems of the Decommission Regions (DR) – the regions, where NPPs and radioactive/nuclear … Continue reading

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Uranium mines threatening long-term ecological catastrophe

Gremlins must have entered Sarah Arnott’s article (“Rolls-Royce eyes cut of £50bn nuclear market”, 17 July) for her to write, “In the face of growing pressure to replace existing dirty power sources with environmentally friendly alternatives, nuclear is firmly back … Continue reading

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Tom Tuohy Obituary

The main claim to fame of Tom Tuohy, who has died in Australia aged 90, was his bravery in dousing the worst accident in British atomic history. In October 1957, he was deputy works manager at Windscale, the plutonium production … Continue reading

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