Cuadrilla, the fracking company responsible for a series of earth tremors around Blackpool in 2011, has withdrawn applications for permits to frack in Lancashire after problems surfaced relating to the disposal of radioactive waste.
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Tuesday 29 March 2011
Despite the nuclear crisis in Japan, the case for a new generation of reactors in the UK has never been stronger, the Government's former chief scientist said today.
Sunday 20 March 2011
Saturday 08 January 2011
The European Union has turned down an offer from Iran to tour its nuclear facilities. Tehran had invited Hungary, which holds the EU's revolving presidency, and International Atomic Energy Agency ambassadors to visit the Natanz uranium enrichment plant and the Arak heavy-water complex .
Saturday 01 January 2011
Ukraine has sent a "significant portion" of its highly enriched uranium stock to Russia, in line with a deal with the United States aimed at preventing terrorism, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said yesterday.
Tuesday 07 December 2010
Pessimism plagued the first talks for more than a year between Iran and seven world powers on the West's concern that Tehran is developing nuclear weapons.
Monday 06 December 2010
Iran began talks about its nuclear programme with six world powers today.
Monday 06 December 2010
Iran claimed yesterday it could now use domestically mined uranium to produce nuclear fuel, giving the country complete control over a process the West suspects is geared toward producing weapons.
Tuesday 30 November 2010
North Korea detailed for the first time its expanded nuclear programme today, saying it had thousands of working centrifuges, as pressure built on China to rein in its ally amid tensions on the peninsula.
Monday 29 November 2010
Motorbike-riding bombers killed a leading Iranian nuclear scientist and wounded another by planting explosives on their cars as they drove to work today.
Tuesday 23 November 2010
The US special envoy for North Korea said Pyongyang's claim of a new uranium enrichment facility is provocative and disappointing but not a crisis or a surprise. Washington, he vowed, will keep working with its regional partners in response.
Monday 22 November 2010
The US is trying to restart moribund nuclear disarmament talks over North Korea, after the Communist leadership there showed off a new and highly sophisticated uranium enrichment plant.
Sunday 21 November 2010
North Korea has secretly and quickly built a new facility to enrich uranium, according to a US nuclear scientist.
Monday 08 November 2010
Nuclear weapons-grade uranium is now available on the black market in Georgia, according to officials who broke up a smuggling ring in the former Soviet republic.
Monday 01 November 2010
It has been a busy week for small-cap oil exploration and production (E&P) companies with an interest in the North Sea. The Government's 26th offshore licensing round – postponed from early 2009 on account of the financial crisis – finally concluded. And out of 2,818 possible blocks on offer, a thoroughly healthy 114 licences covering 268 blocks have been awarded, with another 90 still undergoing environmental assessment which may yet turn into licences.
Saturday 30 October 2010
Iran is ready to hold its first talks with world powers in more than a year about its disputed nuclear programme at any time after 10 November, Baroness Ashton, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said yesterday.
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