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Anti- Bradwell B campaigners slam Government’s boost for nuclear – ”never likely to see the light of day!”

Bradwell B campaigners slam Government’s boost for nuclear, 
 Maldon Standard BY JESSICA DAY-PARKERTRAINEE REPORTER, CAMPAIGNERS against a new nuclear power station in the Dengie say the Government’s big boost for new nuclear is “unachievable, delusionary and irrelevant”.

The Government launched its British Energy Security Strategy which signifies a significant acceleration of nuclear energy, as well as renewables.

It sets out plans to boost nuclear power to three times its present capacity to produce 25 per cent of the UK’s electricity by the middle of the century.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the strategy will reduce dependence on power sources “exposed to volatile international prices” and increase energy self-sufficiency with cheaper bills.

However, Prof Andy Blowers, Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group’s (BANNG) chair, said: “This policy of nuclear expansion should be dismissed as unachievable, delusionary and irrelevant.

“And there is little prospect of Bradwell being among the sites where new nuclear power stations are likely to be built.”

BANNG argues nuclear power does not provide the answer to energy security for a number of reasons…………………

Prof Blowers added: “Despite the hype, the new nuclear boost is unlikely to get off the ground.

“And, Bradwell B or any other nuclear project is never likely to see the light of day on a wholly unsuitable site. The local communities have made their voices heard and helped to see off the Chinese developer. They are hardly likely to welcome a successor.”

April 14, 2022 - Posted by | opposition to nuclear, UK

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