Daily News Roundup, 20 July 2019
It has been described as a giant plughole under the sea, sucking in 130,000 litres of water a second along with vast numbers of fish. The twin inlet tunnels stretching two miles out into the Severn estuary are so big that a double-decker bus could drive through them. The system will cool a new nuclear power station being built at Hinkley Point in Somerset but conservation groups say it will kill up to 250,000 fish a day and must be … read more »
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Cornwall Insight – an influential energy consulting firm – says wind and solar capacity could replace the need for additional nuclear power in the UK, but some form of support for them will probably still be needed.
Findings from their Benchmark Power Curve show that meeting UK’s fourth and fifth carbon budgets without commissioning new nuclear capacity is a real possibility. Not only this, but the forecasts predict that meeting these targets can be achieved at a lower cost compared to … read more »
I was quoted in the Herald this morning (5th June) warning that a nuclear accident on the scale of Chernobyl is not impossible in the UK.
The Herald pointed out that I had recently warned Hunterston could cause a Chernobyl after The Ferret’s investigative journalism team, revealed operator EDF had found 350 graphite cracks in Reactor 3 (It’s now up to 370). I told the newspaper “That we don’t have this kind of reactor in the UK was … read more »