Pylons and Nuclear PropagandaTagged as: environmentalism free_spaces repression
Neighbourhoods: cumbria dump fuel geological nuclear reprocessing spent waste
This morning's BBC NW Politics Show discussed the impact of Pylons from proposed new nuclear build at Sellafield on the countryside . This is a bit like discussing the impact of new buttons on the toxic emperor's coat. No doubt the great and the good in Cumbria who have been eerily silent on nuclear developments will vigorously campaign for pylons to go underground - this of course assumes that new build is a fait accompli.
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The plan to build new reactors at what is already the most dangerous nuclear site in Europe and probably in the World is being pushed by the media and the Department of Energy and Climate Change as a fait accompli. It is not - it can be stopped and to prevent The Lakes from becoming a nuclear sacrifice zone it must be stopped.
For the plan for new build at Sellafield to go ahead there needs to be seen to be a "solution" to the nuclear waste problem. The DECC "solution" is to dig a 1000 metre hole to dump the high level wastes and spent fuel in Cumbria's leaky geology. The resulting slag heap ripped from Lakeland geology would be bigger than Scafell which is a mere 978 metres. This visual impact would be nothing compared to the irreversible pollution from a geological dump and new build.
UNSUITABILITY OF ESKDALE GRANITE FOR GEOLOGICAL DISPOSAL OF HIGH LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE
a paper by Prof David Smythe
A paper by Prof David Smythe - describing the unsuitable geology of The Lakes and the amount of rock spoil from excavation of the 1000m x 10km hole
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