Britain lobbies for nuclear export group to admit India
Britain has stepped up efforts to let India join an influential global body controlling nuclear exports, a move that would boost New Delhi’s standing as an atomic power but which has faced resistance from China and other countries.
(A significant error in this Reuters article is that it says “Britain is also exploring a nuclear cooperation deal with India.” In fact, the UK signed a nuclear co-operation deal with India over three years ago: see
Radioactive Flytippers get off scot free
On Friday at Carlisle Crown Court Sellafield was fined £700,000 for dumping several bags of intermediate and low level waste in ordinary landfill. The bags were plastic and lay broken in the same landfill used for composting and recycling. The fine is meaningless. The public will be picking up the tab. The only meaningful fine would be a ban on Sellafield dumping ANY radioactive waste in ANY landfill. The media and especially the BBC have consistently played this down and no media commentators have made the points that  A. the public will be picking up the tab for the fine  B. the deregulatory “exempt” law allows radioactive waste into landfill in the first place  C. there is no guarantee that this was an isolated incident.
Growing evidence of radioactive contamination in DRC
Human rights activists say uranium is being mined illegally in DRC. Doctors record an increase in the number of pre-birth deformities in areas close to mines.