It is reported that the Sellafield plant in England will not be included in a round of stress tests on nuclear facilities across Europe.
The Sellafield plant will be part of a Europe-wide nuclear safety review following the crisis in Japan.
The Taoiseach Brian Cowen has refused to comment on Britain's plans to expand nuclear power stations.
Three Greenpeace activists boarded the Atlantic Osprey carrier tonight, as it was making its way to Sellafield in Britain with a shipment of nuclear waste for reprocessing.
ON May 23 last, the British government issued a consultation document on the future of the nuclear industry in Britain and last week the four Fianna Fáil MEPs made a formal submission in response.
ENVIRONMENT Minister Dick Roche has given up hope of using international law to shut down a new reactor at the Sellafield nuclear power plant.
The British Nuclear Group, which runs the controversial Sellafield plant, was today formally warned over the way it records and reports on radioactive material held at the site.
The Government will continue to pursue every diplomatic and legal avenue to have the Sellafield nuclear power plant shut down, Environment Minister Dick Roche insisted today.
Fine Gael leader, Enda Kenny today demanded that Irish nuclear safety experts from the RPII be allowed to inspect the Sellafield nuclear plant.
The Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, has told the Dáil that he was assured a safety review took place at the Sellafield nuclear plant following last year's terror attacks on the US.
The Government today claimed that big financial losses incurred by British Nuclear Fuels Limited vindicated its view that nuclear energy was economically unsustainable.
The European Commission was criticised last night for letting a top British official in charge of nuclear safety take up a new job with British Nuclear Fuels.
Fine Gael has sharply criticised the Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, after he revealed that Irish nuclear experts will not inspect the Sellafield plant in Britain until January at the earliest.
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