In the 35th anniversary week of the ongoing Chernobyl disaster Mrs Harrison said in commenting on the Extinction Rebellion protests in London: “It’s why I’m the greatest advocate of nuclear as a real solution producing the essential, reliable baseload power to supplement renewable generation. To give an idea, 180,000 tonnes of steel will be required for the construction of just one 440 mega watt small modular reactor.” No-one can answer the question of exactly how much steel and copper would be required for a GDF. The steel from Whitehaven’s coking coal would be such duff quality that it wouldn’t hold the waste for 10 years, never mind 10,000 upwards. The biggest steel structure in the world is over Chernobyl. Should Sellafield wastes be impacted by the coal mine the result would be the equivalent of more than several Chernobyl’s on steroids – no amount of steel could cover or contain the fallout.
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