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Nuclear risk from plane crashes is higher than estimated, inquiry showsGuardian Unlimited | 21 Feb 2011
The risk that planes will crash into nuclear plants and release potentially lethal clouds of radioactivity is significantly higher than official estimates, according to expert evidence to a public inquiry. Studies submitted to the inquiry to expand Lydd airport in Kent, which began last week, cast doubt on assurances from the government's Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that the dangers of accidental plane crashes are too small to worry about.
Taxpayer could be hit by nuclear waste bill for new reactorsGuardian Unlimited | 18 Oct 2010
The nuclear industry could end up passing on to taxpayers the costs of disposing of waste from new reactors under government plans, according to official documents seen by the Guardian. This is despite ministers' claims the industry would no longer receive any public subsidy - repeated today by energy secretary Chris Huhne as he unveiled the next step in the UK's new nuclear reactor programme.
Recycling spend is 'astonishing'BBC | 03 Dec 2009
An environment panel criticises recycling schemes in Jersey and claims the island does not fully comply with EU directives.
Hundreds protest over waste plantBBC | 01 Dec 2009
Hundreds of protesters including children don gas masks to stage a protest against a planned hazardous waste incinerator near Tockwith.
Inventor of Green Catalysts Offers Solutions for Cleaning Toxins and Pollutants in the Environmentprnewswire.com | 08 Sep 2009
BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer concerns over hazardous chemicals in the air and water have led scientists to find solutions in the new field of green chemistry. "The most troubling health effects are associated with endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that may interfere with cellular development in humans and animals," says Dr. Terry Collins, a champion in the field.
Greenpeace goes after HPYahoo! News | 29 Jul 2009
Environmental activist organization Greenpeace has made IT giant Hewlett Packard its latest target.
Fears over 'scandal' of demolition pollutionSunday Herald | 08 Feb 2009
Gases released from foam in old buildings are much more damaging than carbon dioxide. POLLUTION FROM the demolition of old buildings could blow a gaping hole in government attempts to tackle global warming, experts have warned.