Don’t back plans to build another Bradwell plant

CAMPAIGNERS in Mersea have hit out at Maldon District Council’s plans to push for a new nuclear power station in Bradwell.

The authority has revealed in a strategy report it hopes to secure a new power station on land beside the existing facility.

Varrie Blowers, of pressure group Bradwell Against New Nuclear Group, claimed cooling towers on any new station would be as big as London’s Gherkin tower.

She said: “We are totally opposed to it. We are extremely worried about this.

“It seems unlikely it will stop at just one power station. It could end up having up to three there."

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

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9:59am Thu 17 Apr 14

SeaFish says...

Luddites...
Luddites... SeaFish
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2:20pm Thu 17 Apr 14

wheelspin says...

This country is heading for a disastrous energy problem, with the next generation, or even the current one, suffering a huge energy shortage.

The most efficient way is nuclear. All methods have a problem, but the current most needed supplies should be nuclear and fracking.

Without one, or both, of these, the whole country will face enormous personal and economic problems.

Stop arguing – get your ignorant heads out of the sand, and accept that we don’t live in a perfect world. The result of your selfish moaning will be a much bigger problem for us all.
This country is heading for a disastrous energy problem, with the next generation, or even the current one, suffering a huge energy shortage. The most efficient way is nuclear. All methods have a problem, but the current most needed supplies should be nuclear and fracking. Without one, or both, of these, the whole country will face enormous personal and economic problems. Stop arguing – get your ignorant heads out of the sand, and accept that we don’t live in a perfect world. The result of your selfish moaning will be a much bigger problem for us all. wheelspin
  • Score: 4

6:39pm Thu 17 Apr 14

SeaFish says...

Well said, wheelspin.
Well said, wheelspin. SeaFish
  • Score: 1

10:13pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Boris says...

The last thing we need is more nuclear. There is plenty of scope to generate power with wind farms and solar farms.
The last thing we need is more nuclear. There is plenty of scope to generate power with wind farms and solar farms. Boris
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11:03pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Assimilation says...

The only way forward is nuclear, the one and only answer, clean, safe and efficient. All this woman and her followers are is concerned about their views over the water. What about all the other people that live around the coast of this Country that have to put up with those useless windmills and the others inland that have to look at those shiny solar panels instead of green fields. If they were to plant windmills 50 deep every half a mile all the way around the British Isles and cover the whole Country with panels, it would still not generate enough power for our needs. The powers that be need to pull their fingers out of whatever they are in, and get the power stations built and up and running. And the same goes for fracking, scrap all the red tape rules and regulations holding things up and get drilling. These things have got to be sorted now, not when the power has run out and its too late.
The only way forward is nuclear, the one and only answer, clean, safe and efficient. All this woman and her followers are is concerned about their views over the water. What about all the other people that live around the coast of this Country that have to put up with those useless windmills and the others inland that have to look at those shiny solar panels instead of green fields. If they were to plant windmills 50 deep every half a mile all the way around the British Isles and cover the whole Country with panels, it would still not generate enough power for our needs. The powers that be need to pull their fingers out of whatever they are in, and get the power stations built and up and running. And the same goes for fracking, scrap all the red tape rules and regulations holding things up and get drilling. These things have got to be sorted now, not when the power has run out and its too late. Assimilation
  • Score: 1

12:03am Fri 25 Apr 14

James Abbott says...

Assimilation

Can you evidence your claims?

First off, how is nuclear clean and safe ? 60 years after the nuclear industry started in the UK there is still no agreed solution for long term storage of waste. As to safe, try asking the residents who used to live around Fukushima if they agree.

Then where do you get your figures from on renewable energy ? Wind turbines for the first time generated over 10% of total UK electricity in December and I don't see the coast surrounded or all the countryside covered with them nor will it be when that figure reaches its potential.

Finally - cost. The bill for decommissioning the Magnox fleet of reactors has been variously estimated between £60 billion and £100 billion.
Assimilation Can you evidence your claims? First off, how is nuclear clean and safe ? 60 years after the nuclear industry started in the UK there is still no agreed solution for long term storage of waste. As to safe, try asking the residents who used to live around Fukushima if they agree. Then where do you get your figures from on renewable energy ? Wind turbines for the first time generated over 10% of total UK electricity in December and I don't see the coast surrounded or all the countryside covered with them nor will it be when that figure reaches its potential. Finally - cost. The bill for decommissioning the Magnox fleet of reactors has been variously estimated between £60 billion and £100 billion. James Abbott
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1:24am Sat 26 Apr 14

Assimilation says...

If wind turbines are that good, why is the government now stopping all funding for them to be built? Is it that they have come to their senses and have seen that they are nothing more than a cash cow as according to figures just released they only provided 5% of our needs. The other thing is why does everyone keep on about renewable energy, you only renew when something has been spent. And why do they quote all the time that these things will power X amount of homes to get planning to install, nothing is said about how much cheaper the power is going to be, after all wind and sunlight is free. It will be like the Dartford Bridge, pay a toll till the bridge is paid for then it will be free. Yea right!
If wind turbines are that good, why is the government now stopping all funding for them to be built? Is it that they have come to their senses and have seen that they are nothing more than a cash cow as according to figures just released they only provided 5% of our needs. The other thing is why does everyone keep on about renewable energy, you only renew when something has been spent. And why do they quote all the time that these things will power X amount of homes to get planning to install, nothing is said about how much cheaper the power is going to be, after all wind and sunlight is free. It will be like the Dartford Bridge, pay a toll till the bridge is paid for then it will be free. Yea right! Assimilation
  • Score: 1

1:35pm Sun 27 Apr 14

James Abbott says...

Assimilation

The Government has not stopped all funding for wind turbines. Where do you get that from ? They have in fact just announced the opposite - a series of new major offshore wind farms !

Also, if as you believe renewables are no good, please explain why the following countries (to name a few) are investing so heavily in them:

USA
China
Germany
Spain
Portugal
Assimilation The Government has not stopped all funding for wind turbines. Where do you get that from ? They have in fact just announced the opposite - a series of new major offshore wind farms ! Also, if as you believe renewables are no good, please explain why the following countries (to name a few) are investing so heavily in them: USA China Germany Spain Portugal James Abbott
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