[Machine Translation] EDF EPRs in Great Britain threatened by the sea. The two nuclear reactors under construction across the Channel will require infrastructure to protect them from marine waters, to avoid a Fukushima-type accident. Protectors of the environment and English newspapers explain that in the event of a big storm or tsunami, the reactors, located only eight kilometers from the sea, would not be sufficiently protected from the marine waters to which the installations are exposed by the big Bristol Channel. This makes them dread an accident of the same type as that of Fukushima. The problem, say the protesters, is that the plans for the plant were designed in 2012, before the melting of the Greenland glaciers take on the current magnitude and before those of Antarctica begin to suffer the same fate. Roche also reports that in the region concerned the level of the high seas has increased by one meter over the last fifty years. These remarks are consistent with all the scientific reports published in 2018.
Politis 7th Oct 2018 read more »