Andy Blowers looks at why radioactive risk generates anxiety and opposition to nuclear energy in the BANNG Column for Regional Life May 2021. What is it about nuclear energy that causes most people instinctively to react against proposals such as the new nuclear project at Bradwell? The answer is, it is all about RADIOACTIVE RISK, the anxiety created by fear of the incalculable effects of radioactivity on environments and human health and wellbeing. It is fear grounded in knowledge of the possibility, however remote, that radioactivity causes leukaemia, cancers, genetic mutation, injury and death.
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The Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group (BANNG) has questioned the real purpose of the Environment Agency’s (EA) public consultation on its Generic Design Assessment (GDA) of the Chinese designed nuclear reactor under consideration for Bradwell. ‘We believe this consultation is more to do with giving the developer a passport to develop its reactor at a generic site, rather than specifically at Bradwell’ says Andy Blowers, Chair of BANNG.
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