Nuclear waste

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Australia risks being ‘world’s nuclear waste dump’ unless Aukus laws changed, critics say
Labor-chaired inquiry calls for legislation to rule out accepting high-level nuclear waste from US and UK submarines among other recommendations

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

13, May, 2024 @8:21 AM

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‘Poison portal’: US and UK could send nuclear waste to Australia under Aukus, inquiry told
Labor describes claims as ‘fear-mongering’ and says government would not accept waste from other nations

Tory Shepherd

01, Apr, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Sellafield’s head of information security to step down
Richard Meal is second senior leader to depart following Guardian investigation into failings at UK nuclear waste site

Alex Lawson and Anna Isaac

27, Mar, 2024 @4:21 PM

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‘It’ll be a shortlist of one!’ Villagers in England fear nuclear dump proposal
Plans for a new wave of atomic power have not factored in local concerns over the safety of the waste sites the schemes entail

Alex Lawson

03, Mar, 2024 @11:00 AM

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Spending watchdog launches investigation into Sellafield
National Audit Office to examine risks and costs at nuclear waste site in Cumbria

Anna Isaac and Alex Lawson

15, Feb, 2024 @5:39 PM

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Sellafield nuclear safety and security director to leave
Multiple safety and cybersecurity failings at nuclear waste site were revealed by Guardian last month

Anna Isaac and Alex Lawson

08, Jan, 2024 @6:16 PM

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Cyber-hackers target UK nuclear waste company RWM
Radioactive Waste Management says attempt was made to breach the business using LinkedIn

Alex Lawson and Anna Isaac

31, Dec, 2023 @4:40 PM

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Sellafield nuclear site exposés are long overdue | Letters
Letters: The fact that it is in Cumbria, far away from London, makes it easily ignorable, writes Isaac Cooper. Plus a letter from Danny Tanzey

11, Dec, 2023 @4:56 PM

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The Guardian view on Sellafield scandals: ministers must put public safety before secrecy | Editorial
Editorial: Effective governance of Britain’s nuclear industry is critical to saving a hazardous industry from itself

Editorial

07, Dec, 2023 @6:54 PM

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Sellafield nuclear site workers claim ‘toxic culture’ of bullying, sexual harassment and drugs could put safety at risk
Exclusive: Multiple sources warn poor working culture heightens risk of accidents, suicide and sabotage

Alex Lawson and Anna Isaac

06, Dec, 2023 @2:49 PM

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State-backed disinformation fuelling anger in China over Fukushima water
Reports of abusive behaviour towards Japanese citizens in China in response to wastewater release at nuclear site

Helen Davidson in Taipei

04, Sep, 2023 @11:23 AM

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Endless fallout: the Pacific idyll still facing nuclear blight 77 years on
The film Oppenheimer has shone a global spotlight on the dawn of US nuclear weapons tests. In the Marshall Islands, where 23 of those earth-shattering blasts happened, people have never been able to forget

Lucy Sherriff

25, Aug, 2023 @7:00 AM

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