Trident Nuclear Weapons

NIS (Nuclear Information Service) has released a report discussing the accident record of the UK's nuclear weapons programme over its 65 year history. The report describes 110 accidents, near misses, and dangerous occurrences that have occurred over the 65 year history of the UK's nuclear weapons programme.   With official approval for renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system and the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station coming …

International News

The White House's budget blueprint seeks to revive spending for a hotly contested facility in Nevada that would store the nation's nuclear waste. President Donald Trump is asking Congress to approve $120 million in spending to restart licensing activity at the Yucca Mountain repository and fund …

Bits from Abroad

US President, Donald Trump will propose offering to end sanctions imposed on Russia for its annexation of Crimea in return for a nuclear arms reduction deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin.   In a rare move, China has publicly announced the deployment of a new intercontinental bal…

Bits from Abroad

North Korea has deployed an intermediate-range ballistic missile to its east coast although there are no signs it's ready for launch, a South Korean government source said recently.

Nuclear Power

A Chinese investment in France's highvoltage network would be a sensitive issue and utility EDF's grid unit, RTE, is not in talks with Chinese counterpart China State Grid as part of a plan to open it…