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Planned Somerset nuclear plant on hold ? or not ?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why should London be the only place to worry about? We are well west of Chernobyl, that didn’t stop the fallout coming this way. In anycase, most of the country is north east of Hinckley Point, we’re all going to cop it.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was making the point about London because of the huge economic impact that would result from its contamination. Obviously the public health and economic effects on the rest of the country would be drastic but TPTB will take more notice of the economic impact on London than of anything else.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

woodburner wrote:
Why should London be the only place to worry about? We are well west of Chernobyl, that didn’t stop the fallout coming this way. In anycase, most of the country is north east of Hinckley Point, we’re all going to cop it.


https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/explainer-all-you-need-to-know-about-hinkley-point-the-uks-new-nuclear-power-plant-36622763.html

" Hinkley Point's distance from the Irish coastline will be the same as travelling between Dublin and Cork. Many Irish environmental NGOs, most notably An Taisce, have raised concerns over the implications the development could have on Ireland.

Dr. John Sweeney, Emeritus Professor of Geography at Maynooth University who secured the public consultation, said it is "important" that Irish people have their say.

"It's one of the basic principals of international relations, good neighbours talk to each other about developments which may have serious implications for each other," Dr Sweeney told RTE's Morning Ireland.

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A report from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ERSI) estimated that in the unlikely event of a nuclear accident, the worst-case scenario for Ireland would amount to €161bn, subsequently devastating agriculture for years."
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"A Fukushima incident won't happen to us" is the government attitude. Never mind the fact that they're only planning for a one metre sea level rise by the end of the century!! They have taken the IPCC Report at its word and only planned for what they have predicted and not allowed anything for error. In view of the consequences of such an error this is criminal in my view.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Industrial dispute underway at present by a significant minority of workers at Hinkley point. Argument over payment for "snow days"
Source---BBC TV news tonight.

Edit to add that the dispute is now over
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