Sunday, 13 March 2011

101 Uses for a Nuclear Power Station

"For nuclear waste growing bigger and hotter, they're sucking the life from Lakeland and Otter,
cooling the poison they've shipped from afar,
condemning the angler and Arctic Char.
"What's the harm? There's water aplenty!"
Say the loudest mouths with heads near empty,
while for son and daughter the waters spoil,
cooling waste in the kettle I fear will boil…"

by Duncan Ball, Sellafield Foreman


Use 1

How to use freshwater resources.

Today 4 million gallons of water were abstracted from Britain's favourite view - Wastwater- to cool nuclear wastes at Sellafield.. the same amount of freshwater used by three cumbrian towns daily. The high level nuke waste in Cumbria includes spent fuel, sent (by boat with military escorts) from Japan and reprocessed at Sellafield. Reprocessing is banned in the USA as the dirty old process makes already dangerous high level wastes even more dangerous.

Tomorrow 4 million gallons of freshwater will be used to cool the wastes at Sellafield ....

Today in Japan

"The earthquake appears to be causing the greatest problems for the Fukushima Daiichi reactors, although several reactors at both sites were affected by the earthquake. Specifically , Fukushima 1-2 has lost back up power (fossil fuel ) and necessary cooling capacity (water) ".

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Japanese earthquake: timely reminder of dangers of nuclear waste storage in Cumbria

Press release: for immediate use


Anti-nuclear campaign group, Kick Nuclear, today urged the government to cancel its planned ‘nuclear renaissance’ following the declaration of a ‘state of nuclear emergency’ by officials in Japan.

Spokeswoman Nancy Birch said the dramatic shut down of eleven nuclear reactors following the Japanese earthquakes earlier today is a stark warning of the inherent dangers of the nuclear industry.

And Nancy added that Britain could be sitting on a nuclear time bomb:

‘Only last December, Cumbria was hit by an earthquake. The quake hit an area that has been earmarked by the government to store decades-worth of cancer-causing, high-level radioactive waste. The disaster in Japan clearly demonstrates that nuclear energy is too dangerous to be considered a sustainable form of energy in the 21st century. We want a future, not a disaster.’