Daily News Roundup, 17 September 2019
Native oysters at risk from new nuclear build. Graham Farley of Mersea Island Environmental Alliance (MIEA) shares why marine life in the Blackwater Estuary will be at risk if the Bradwell B nuclear new-build goes ahead. CHINA General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) and EDF Energy are currently circulating updates on the proposed Bradwell new-build nuclear project. In their article they say that members of the public have a chance to win a photographic competition or even submit their happy memories … read more »
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Government analysis suggests we might need up to 40GW of firm power – nuclear or power plants with carbon capture and storage by 2050. On the other hand a growing number of studies suggest that with flexibility and ever cheaper renewables it is perfectly possible to run our energy system on 100% renewables.
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 »