British Nuclear Fuels, which runs the Sellafield nuclear complex in Cumbria and the Chapelcross nuclear power station in Dumfries and Galloway, has made a £2.1 billion loss because of the huge cost of managing its radioactive waste business.
Salmon reared in cages around Scotland are contaminated with high levels of toxic chemicals suspected of causing cancer, according to an authoritative new study. The revelation has already sparked a call for consumers to boycott farmed fish.
Deep within the British government, officials are laying secret plans to push through a major programme of new nuclear power stations. According to internal policy briefings leaked to New Scientist, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) wants to speed up safety checks of new reactors and is discussing ways to soften up public opposition to nuclear power.