The official consultation on plans to build a nuclear research and disposal plant in Kent has begun.
Shepway District Council is considering whether to build the plant at Romney Marsh.
The authority says it could create jobs lost with the decommissioning of two power plants at Dungeness over the next 10 years. Campaigners say they will do everything in their power to stop it.
Shepway Council has announced a consultation process on plans for a Nuclear Research and Disposal Facility on the Romney Marsh.Read the full story ›
The final fuel flask will be removed today from the Dungeness nuclear power station in Kent. The fuel will be transported to Sellafield in Cumbria for reprocessing. The decommissioned power plant provided electricity for the national grid for nearly 40 years.
The ships involved were the Gas Arctic, a Malta-registered gas tanker on passage from Tees to Portland, with 14 crew aboard, and the Spring Bok, a cargo ship, registered in the Netherlands, on passage from Amsterdam to Aruba in the Caribbean, with 22 crew aboard.
Dover Coastguard requested the launch of the Dungeness all weather lifeboat and asked for assistance from HMS Tyne. Phil Davies from Dover Coastguard says: “The vessels have both incurred damage above the water line but are fully capable of making their way to Portland where they will be inspected.”
Two ships on passage in the Dover Strait collided in poor visibility this morning. The ‘Gas Arctic’ tanker was on passage from Tees to Portland, with 14 crew aboard. The ‘Spring Bok’ cargo ship was on passage from Amsterdam to Oranjestad, Aruba, with 22 crew aboard.
There are reports that two ships have collided in the Channel. Dover Coastguard say the crash happened 6 miles off the coast of Dungeness. There were no fatalities.