Prime Minister Tony Blair’s plans to build new nuclear power stations were thrown into doubt last night after a government agency warned that the preferred sites would be flooded or eroded by global warming.
THIS week, the UK's Atomic Weapons Establishment hopes to gain approval to build a 1000-terawatt laser called Orion at its headquarters at Aldermaston in Berkshire, about 100 kilometres west of London. One of the most powerful lasers in the world, Orion will recreate the extremely high temperatures and pressures at the heart of nuclear explosions.
A NEW regime meant to protect people from thousands of potentially toxic chemicals in household goods is being sabotaged because politicians, led by Tony Blair, are buckling under pressure from the chemical industry.
SIMULATIONS of accidents involving nuclear weapons have revealed that the UK authorities were not fully prepared to protect people from being exposed to radioactivity, according to confidential reports obtained by New Scientist.