Video of talk by Linda Pentz-Gunter of Beyond Nuclear on 14th March; conservationist Simon Barnes; Ben McFarland, Suffolk Wildlife Trust (SWT), Rachel Fulcher FoE and Pete Wilkinson (TASC), Andy Blowers (BANNG). At the moment when we are looking at the Climate Crisis which is clearly upon us, which will involve sea level rise and increasing storm surges to put a nuclear power station on a beach is some sort of level of insanity. You can walk away from a wind farm and the wind turbines will keep spinning but you cannot call your workforce home from a nuclear power plant. It cannot be abandoned. To go ahead and build another structure that cannot be abandoned is also some sort of level of insanity. SWT says it is cranking up some of the messaging – we are now beginning to get a clear understanding of the impacts of Sizewell and it is pretty shocking. Andy Blowers said the National Policy Statements said it is reasonable to conclude that a nuclear power station within the (Bradwell) site could potentially be protected against flood risk and the potential effects of sea level rise and storm surges. Even in 2011 this was very equivocal. They are now trying to review NPS6. Linda talked about cancers in farm animals around the Vermont nuclear power plant.
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