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Rising sea levels threaten Britain’s nuclear power plants

‘Shrinking Britain’ will force land to be abandoned to the sea, Guardian UK, by Damain Carrington, 6 May 11, Coastal erosion and UK tsunamis are a cause of concern for vulnerable nuclear power stations, says leading geologist……..

The fact that tsunamis can happen in the UK, and the idea that Britain’s coast is shrinking, is certainly relevant to the debate over nuclear power and the disposal of long-lasting nuclear waste, in my opinion. Take a look at the map of British nuclear power sites: they are all on the coast.

“It is a cause for concern, some nuclear power stations are in vulnerable positions,” said Prof Rob Duck, at Dundee University, whose new book is called This Shrinking Land: Climate Change and Britain’s Coasts…
Shrinking Britain will force land to be abandoned to the sea | Damian Carrington | Environment |


May 6, 2011 - Posted by | climate change, UK


  1. Wow- love this coverage. Thanks for the post; I have a feeling I’ll mull this over a bit and then follow up with you. Keep up the great work!

    Comment by brookmeakins | May 6, 2011 | Reply

  2. Just found your post googling for my newest one, but couldn’t find something specific:

    Fukushima and rising sea level: Who knows that sea level will not rise the 10 meters some time the next few thousand years, the amount 3 reactors are above sea level? How many meters will be disastrous?

    If a new sarcophagus in Tschernobyl costs billions, what about Fukushima? Will it be possible to fight rising ground water? To build a new sarcophagus under water? What if needed High Tech solutions go missing by the upcoming fossile fuel crisis or a possible new financial crisis? Who cares (what happens) when we are gone? Let’s hope Tepco’s engineers are more intelligent as I am…

    Comment by Samuel | May 17, 2011 | Reply

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