Peter Banks, BANNG’s Coordinator, takes an overview of past nuclear developments at Bradwell and what might be in store for the future in the BANNG column for the August 2021 edition of Regional Life. Locally here, all around the Blackwater Estuary, the twin towers of the reactor buildings of the former Bradwell A nuclear power plant are visible for many miles around. Now the industry wants to build a vast, new nuclear station ten times the physical size and ten times the power output next door to the former plant. Bradwell A relied on the claim that nuclear power is clean, safe and reliable. In reality that was far from the case. And the proposed new station (Bradwell B) comes with the claim that it is vital to meet our needs for power and will bring an employment bonanza. The rhetoric is far from reality.
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