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With climate change, it’s unwise for UK to build Hinkley Point C, as sea levels are rising

Weatherwatch: the nuclear option and rising levels of anxiety   Danger of coastal flooding might make sensible people think twice about building houses in vulnerable places, let alone nuclear power stations, Guardian,  Paul Brown,

Back in 2012 a document obtained under the Freedom of Information Act showed that the Environment Agency was warning that 12 out of the UK’s 19 nuclear sites were in danger of coastal flooding and erosion because of climate change. Among them was Hinkley Point in Somerset, one of the eight proposed sites for new nuclear power stations around the coasts.That was before the increasing volume of melting of the Greenland ice capwas properly understood and when most experts thought there was no net melting in the Antarctic.

Melting ice sheets are hastening sea level rise, satellite data confirms
Satellite measurements released earlier this month and other recent observations of how warmer seas are eroding ice shelves and glaciers have removed uncertainty.

Estimates of sea level rise in the next 50 years have gone up from less than 30cm to more than a metre, well within the lifespan of the nuclear stations the UK government has planned.

The extra coastal erosion and threat of storm surges that this increase in sea level will bring to our shores might make sensible people think twice about siting any buildings in vulnerable places, let alone nuclear power stations.

So far, however, the government has yet to respond and is pressing ahead with its plans.


June 25, 2018 - Posted by | climate change, politics, UK

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  1. Nuclear pollution is a genome destroying thing. I guess that people who have never taken genetics or biochemsitry just dont get it. Perhaps they have another agenda. Ignorance being brainwashed and spreadin propaganda memes is no excuse . The greedgut gulpers will all go too. It is a psychotic death spiral. We could use a few less people but i am not for genocide. Nuclear and radiation is not a culling event it is insane lose-lose extinguishment.People noted no flys for months afyer three mile island meltown. Same for chernobyl. Whole species of insects extinct there. Considering that radiation and radionuclides cause exponentially increasing destructive heritable mutations in a species, this makes sense. Insects in a space with concentrated cesium 137 or some other shit can breed themselve into extinction in a couble of years or less in places like chernobyl, fukushima, mayak because insects can produce several generations in 1 or 2 years.  It is amazing there are any insects left in the world now. After all the bombs detonated. The numerous undocumented meltdowns.  The radioactive medical waste. Fracking making nuclear waste. 170 million americans drink the most radioactive water in the world!  Thorium welding rods used all over the us that are full blown radionuclide death.   Americium in smoke detectors throughout the world.  Americium being a very close cousin to plutonium in deadliness, radiation, and effects. The millions upon millions  of tons of nuclear waste from uranium, reactors, processing, in landfills, from medical waste bomb making , depleted uranium in the world now. A thousand or more nuclear reactors w 400 being huge nuclear power murder stations and many others in nuke ships. So many hi level nuke fuel pools. Huge nuclear reactors belching out huge abounts of radioactive

    Fruit flys mutated into extinction after 10 generations from radiation exposure from hermann muller
    Interview with genetecist wertelecki about the  heritability rule of genetic mutation heritability from nuclear radiation mutations that increases with each generation. Will cause extinction a species in 10 generations

    Comment by Ken | June 25, 2018 | Reply

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