- Charles HendryUK Energy Minister
- Chris HuhneLib Dem Energy Secretary
Say NO to 8 NEW UK NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
£100 Billion is required to be invested in energy production in the UK to meet the energy shortfall.
UK Government Ministers have announced plans for the next generation of nuclear facilities.
The government has confirmed a list of eight sites it deems suitable for new power stations: all of which are adjacent to existing nuclear sites.These areas will not only have to incur increased disturbance due to decommissioning - but they will also have to take on the enviromental impact of Nuclear New Build
This is overburdening the designated communities of Bradwell, Essex; Hartlepool, Cleveland ; Heysham, Lancashire; Hinkley Point, Somerset; Oldbury,Gloucestershire; Sellafield, Cumbria; Sizewell, Suffolk; and Wylfa, Anglesey. Please say No.
Nuclear is not the cheap, safe affordable option it is presented as -
The proposals for new UK nuclear power plants are not necessary, they were put forward as part of a series of national policy statements on energy designed to attract investment regardless. Sustainable energy inititiaves can be viable and profitable. Nuclear does not have to replace nuclear. We CAN have CLEAN GREEN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ALTERNATIVES, progressive technological developments are possible.
Please sign - to say NO to 8 NUCLEAR NEW BUILDS -
and urge the safe decommissioning of existing nuclear establishments.
There are affordable clean green alternatives.
- UK Energy Minister
- Lib Dem Energy Secretary
It is with regret that I review your proposals for the next generation of UK nuclear plants.
There is a need to invest in clean technology in the UK - however these proposals do not meet the criteria for efficient affordable energy production. Nuclear power may appear low carbon but it is still dirty and its dangers do not need to be dramatised. Nuclear does not have to replace nuclear.
The list of eight sites deemed suitable for new power stations are all adjacent to existing nuclear sites. This means that these areas will not only have to incur increased disturbance due to decommissioning - but will also take on the enviromental impact of Nuclear New Build. This is overloading the designated communities and will hamper the 'clean up' of already industrially ' dirty' areas.
The communities are: Bradwell, Essex; Hartlepool, Cleveland; Heysham, Lancashire; Hinkley Point, Somerset; Oldbury, Gloucestershire; Sellafield, Cumbria; Sizewell, Suffolk; and Wylfa, Anglesey.
Please review these proposals and consider only viable, sustainable energy initiatives on these sites.
It is a singular opportunity to decide on the UK' s energy future - please do so with the nation in mind.
High Level Radioactive Waste is too hazardous a long term problem, and the UK has yet to develop adequate facilities to manage the current stockpile. The UK has a comprehensive decommissioning policy and an agency which can verify the operational and enviromental implications of the nuclear legacy. The decommissioning process itself is not without difficulty or controversy.
Here is an opportunity to make a decisive, landmark choice for a greener, cleaner future please do not waste it.
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