June, 2013

Hitachi ABWR – One Of The Least Reliable In The World

It has been proposed that Hitachi Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWR) be build at Wylfa in Anglesey and Oldbury in Gloucestershire. The UK Parliament has been informed that “…the ABWR reactors in both Japan and Taiwan were built on time and to budget.”1 First of all let us have a look at the power plants […]


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USA Nuclear Plants Shut Due To Flaws

It was announced recently that the troubled San Onofree nuclear plant in the US is to be shut permanently1. The plant has had a large number of problems and it has been reported that a leak at the plant was fixed using masking tapes and a broomsticks2. However, this is only one of the major […]


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Drink Driving And Radiation Risk

Although I have talked about this topic previously here is another attempt of explaining a big misconception about radiation risk by comparing it to drink driving. If you drink and drive the probability that you will end up killing yourself or someone else is extremely small (say 1 in 10,000 per year)1. So why is […]


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