Nuclear campaigners have this week called on the Planning Inspectorate to object to EDF Energy’s application for a Non Material Change at the Hinkley Point C Development site.
Burnham-on-sea.com 1st Dec 2017 read more »
STOGURSEY residents have expressed concerns over the potential of ‘high-level radioactive fuel’ being stored on site at Hinkley Point C. Historically, spent fuel from Hinkley Point A and B has been transported to Sellafield in Cumbria where it is reprocessed and usefully recycled as nuclear reactor fuel. Former Stogursey School governor Peter Farmery has expressed concerns over EDF’s plans to store fuel on-site for a minimum period of 60 years. The storage will be in huge cooled sheds covering an area greater than two football pitches and of considerable height.
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Two of the UK’s main public bodies overseeing public spending have now criticised the government’s deal with EDF to support a new nuclear power plant, showing how Britain (and the United States today?) failed to heed the falling cost of renewables, in a warning for other countries planning to build new nuclear power plants, and raising the question why the UK government has failed to heed similar advice over the past several years. The UK Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Wednesday said that “the economic (case) of nuclear power in the UK have deteriorated” since the decision in 2008 to embark on a new fleet of nuclear power plants, and the decision to proceed with the first new plant, Hinkley Point C (HPC), in 2012.
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