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Covid-19 Exposes Nuclear Sector’s Vulnerabilities in the UK

Covid-19 Exposes Nuclear Sector’s Vulnerabilities in the UK

Europe, Industry and Lobbies April 12, 2020 at 8:35 am 0 comments

Covid-19 spread shows up vulnerability at heart of nuclear programmes, with resilience of UK critical national infrastructures undermined. The coronavirus’ effects act as threat multiplier, as David Lowry explains.

‘Disaster Capitalism at its Worst’: Nuclear Industry Lobbies Scramble for Bailout during COVID-19 Crisis

‘Disaster Capitalism at its Worst’: Nuclear Industry Lobbies Scramble for Bailout during COVID-19 Crisis

Friends of the Earth on Monday accused the nuclear power industry of exhibiting “disaster capitalism at its worst” after a lobbying group representing it reportedly asked the Trump administration for a 30% percent tax credit amid the coronavirus pandemic and pressed congressional lawmakers to include handouts in stimulus legislation making its way through the House and Senate.

Nuclear Energy’s Steady Decline through 2019 and the Looming Crisis

Nuclear Energy’s Steady Decline through 2019 and the Looming Crisis

Industry and Lobbies, Nuclear Energy February 11, 2020 at 11:26 pm 0 comments

Jim Green Nuclear power went backwards last year with the permanent shutdown of nine power reactors and the startup (grid connection) of six. Startups were concentrated in Russia (three) and China (two), with one in South Korea. The shutdowns were spread across eight countries.

Profiteering from mass destruction: Private companies and the nuclear weapons

Profiteering from mass destruction: Private companies and the nuclear weapons

The report finds that nuclear armed governments have at least $116 billion in contracts with private companies to build nuclear weapons. Companies including Huntington Ingalls Industries, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell International, General Dynamics and, Jacobs Engineering are directly involved in the nuclear weapon industry, seeking profit from the production of weapons of mass destruction.