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Japanese quake: nuclear power

April 11, 2011 Comments off

Japanese quake: nuclear power (PDF)
Source: House of Commons Library

This note sets out official information from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about the nuclear power plants in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami, 11 March 2011, with comments about what is happening and why.

It includes information up to the IAEA bulletin 8:15 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) 6 April. Further bulletins will be published on the IAEA website, as necessary.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) which runs the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plants issues technical press notices about the current state of each of the reactors on the site.

The Health Protection Agency, the official body charged with advising the UK government about the effects of radiation in humans, has information on its webpage dedicated to the Japanese nuclear power problem. It advises that there is no health risk to people living in the UK from the release of radioactive material from the Japanese nuclear power plant.

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UK — Transport Policy in 2011: a new direction?

March 8, 2011 Comments off

Transport Policy in 2011: a new direction? (PDF)
Source: House of Commons Library Research Papers

This paper outlines the changes made to transport policy by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government and looks at some of the long term transport challenges the government is likely to face over the course of this Parliament.

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