EDF has taken over Workington’s metal recycling facility from Studsvik and has rebranded it as Cyclife. It is now looking to expand this operation and has received contracts from Sellafield. The company has taken on Sellafield’s mixed metals and pond skips recycling project, a contract managed by the site’s Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR). “The acquisition by the EDF Group has been very positive for the company and we’re looking to grow the business further during 2017. “The combination of international expertise and technology from France and Sweden means we are well-placed to meet the industry’s decommissioning challenges in the coming years.”
Whitehaven News 16th Feb 2017 read more »
Andy Blowers’ latest book, The Legacy of Nuclear Power, was launched at a packed Royal Asiatic Society in London on 11 January. The audience included academics, nuclear campaigners, media, government advisers as well as friends and colleagues Andy has known during his life as social scientist, county councillor, government adviser, nuclear company director and environmental activist. Speaking after the launch Andy said: ‘It was a wonderful occasion and very uplifting. After all these years developing this book it was great to have such a positive and moving reception’. Sponsored by the Open University (OU) where Andy is still involved as Emeritus Professor of Social Sciences, the launch was introduced by colleague and friend, Professor David Humphreys. He talked about Andy’s contribution as a founder member of the OU and his significant teaching and research in geography and environmental policy and politics. The lead speaker at the event was well-known environmentalist (or, as he prefers, campaigner for sustainable development) Jonathon Porritt, Director of Forum for the Future. In commending the book Jonathon stressed the emphasis on the infinite time-scales that nuclear power brings, extending its dangerous and unavoidable presence down the generations. He commented: ‘The nuclear industry invites us, all the time, to look forward – never look back. Andy Blowers’ compelling study shows why: its legacy, all around the world, is a shocking one, with no long-term solutions to the problem of nuclear waste in sight, and countless communities blighted in one way or another, by the nuclear incubus in their midst’.
BANNG 20th Feb 2017 read more »