Last week a ‘debate’ on the implementation of the plan for dangerous geological dumping of nuclear waste took place in the House of Lords. So few Lords were there. Anyone would think this plan to impose one or more high level waste dumps underneath our feet is an issue of so very little importance and no interest to them. The cat is now out of the bag that the ONLY reason a geological dump is being implemented (over decades) is to “support a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK by providing a safe and secure way to dispose of the waste they produce. This is key to the future new nuclear build” There we have it. The key to new nuclear build is to have “a plan” for the “final disposal” of high level nuclear wastes. No matter that the plan in question is going to poison us into eternity. The push for Geological Disposal is MAD BAD AND DANGEROUS on many levels. I happened to be on the train coming back from London on the day before the Lords debate and saw Lord Melvyn Bragg hightailing it from London to Cumbria. If this had been a debate on wind turbines he would have been there with brass knobs on full of vim and emotion “this will destroy the place as a natural habitat for human beings, and replace it with what will be seen as an industrial landscape” but hey as its only one or two high level nuclear wastes dumps (with the places in the frame most likely to be Cumbria or under the beleaguered Irish Sea), who cares a damn if we damn the future? If you can bear to read it – here below is the debate.
Radiation Free Lakeland 9th Sept 2018 read more »
Lord Judd: Will [the Minister] say specifically that when he says the geology must be right, he means the geology must be right and not that some engineered containment area within imperfect geology will be acceptable? Lord Henley: I am not going to speculate on what exactly will be found to be suitable.
Parliament 6th Sept 2018 read more »