The Independent highlights concerns about the AP1000 reactor design being proposed for Moorside.

An interesting article from The Independent which highlights some concerns about the AP1000 reactor design being proposed for Moorside.

While Cumbria Trust remains neutral on nuclear power, we expect the Office of Nuclear Regulation to give serious consideration to Arnie Gundersen’s warnings, and provide a detailed response to his concerns, rather than brush them aside as they have done here.


“An American nuclear expert has warned that Westinghouse’s proposed reactor for Cumbria needs a $100m (£68m) filter to safeguard against a leak that would turn the region into “Chernobyl on steroids”.

Arnie Gundersen lifted the lid on safety violations at a nuclear firm in 1990 – he claimed to have found radioactive material in a safe – and was CNN’s resident expert during the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011.” ~ The Independent

You can read the full article HERE

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