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New Nuclear Power Plants Unlikely Before 2020

No nuclear power plants are likely to be built in Britain before 2020, if they are built at all, which will be too late to fill the country's looming power generation gap, according to a new report..

Clinton and Obama on nuclear weapons

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In a recent survey Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama both indicated that they were opposed to plans to build a new nuclear warhead, the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW).  However both fell short of giving a clear commitment to scrap the project. 

The decision taken by the next President on new US nuclear weapons will have a major impact on British nuclear options.

New reactor for Trident may be built at Dounreay

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The Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has revealed
that Government plans to replace the Trident nuclear weapon
system could result in a new nuclear reactor being built at Dounreay,
 
Rear Admiral Matthews, who is heading the programme to replace
Trident, has said that a new design of reactor will be required
for the new submarines.  Rolls Royce have indicated that this
will use a substantially different process than earlier submarine
reactors.  This means that a land-based prototype will be required. 
The prototypes for both of the earlier Naval reactors, PWR1 and
PWR2 were both built at HMS Vulcan, Dounreay.   The PWR2
prototype is operational today and is due to close in 2014. 
 

Motion to cut funding of new warhead

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Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein has drafted legistlation which would cut all funding for the Reliable Replacement Warhead.  Both the Senate and the House of Representatives are already trying to curtail President Bush's plan for new nuclear weapons.

Videos of campaigning against nuclear weapons in Scotland

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A number of dramatic videos are now available showing protests against nuclear weapons in Scotland.

These are available on youtube.  Please help to circulate these videos by passing on this link.

A larger selection is on this website.

 

MP awarded for anti-nuclear stance

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Edinburgh MP Nigel Griffiths was presented with an award from two Nagasaki survivors for his stance against nuclear weapons.

Hiroshima Commemoration Paisley

At a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima an SNP Councillor called on Douglas Alexander, the local MP, to take a stand against the renewal of Trident.

MPs Attack £3bn Cost Overruns on Defence Projects

Massive cost overruns and delays on major procurement projects for the armed forces were attacked bya Committee of MPs who called on the Ministry of D

Let\'s Have a Real Debate on Trident

If the Government is really committed to a proper debate on whether to replace the UK\'s aging nuclear weapon system, Trident, it should publish a con

Government Ducking Questions On MPs\' Trident Vote

Pressed by the SNP MP Stewart Hosie on whether the Government would allow a vote in the House of Commons on the replacement of Trident the Defence Min