Daily News Roundup, 7 December 2019
Plan to cut nuclear leak tablets spark fury. Plans are being put in place to cut the number of people being given tablets to combat the effect of a nuclear leak from the ageing Hunterston power station. Currently any residents living within 2.4km of the plant are provided with potassium iodate pills which should be taken to combat harmful radiation in the event of an emergency. This will be cut to just 1km radius if council chiefs adopt a recommendation … 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 »