Member Documents

Letter to Independent on Sunday

We are puzzled by Professor Gordon MacKerron’s view that, in the light of the Environment Agency’s research, we should dispose of waste as quickly as possible (“Nuclear waste containers likely to fail”, 24 August). There are two important differences between … 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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Government ignores CoRWM recommendations

Former Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) member, Pete Wilkinson, argues in this Guardian artcle that a year after CoRWM’s report, the government is still ignoring the advice from its own committee. It has eagerly accepted what it sees as the … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Note

A cautionary note from Pete Wilkson to other members of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management in April 2006, in which he highlights areas of concern just prior to the publication of CoRWM’s final recommendations. He expresses concern that the … Continue reading

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