Cumbria needs new nuclear power plant - and no more wind turbines
Last updated at 12:08, Friday, 28 September 2012
Cumbria needs a new nuclear power plant urgently to stop the county being over-run with “an avalanche” of wind turbines.
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You cannot justify something because it supports a local economy. Just like Trident should not be pursued because it supports Barrow, you cannot sacrifice the future to support west cumbria. Unfortunately we could end up with a new nuclear power plant because the people down south and politicians think we are stupid and won't object unlike the more influencial and wealthy folk in Gloucestershire.
Why do we find it so hard to learn from experience, Nuclear is wrong, it is something that we sort of manage but cannot control. The cost of new builds, the security cost and then the cleanup cost, what a legacy to leave for future generations. Why are Japan and Germany building new coal powered plants yet Japan is willing to build a nuclear plant in the UK, a real case of NIMBY. The real solution is to reduce peoples demand for power but with an economy built on the concept of continous expansion we will be forever chasing out tail. We must do the right thing and be sensible, think of your children and their children and clean up what we have got and create no more before nuclear ends us.
Is this guy on the nuclear payroll? Why can't Cumbria benefit from wind turbines? Who gives this guy the right to deny you and me the right to free electricity and income while doing the right thing for the environment? Does this guy even realise that turbines are only here for the short term? 20 years. then they have to come down. But that gives us time to find truly green solutions? Is he ignorant of the massive CO2 up front footprint of nuclear power stations in addition to all the problems of disposing of the nuclear waste such that it's secure for our children's children who will curse us for the plague of radiation if just one of the 1000s of containers should ever leak for any reason?Here we see that "100s of nuclear plants have problems, Â£20bn to fix": http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19804817