£128m Hinkley Point C boost for Somerset communities

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  • More than £3million per year over 40 years.
  • Cash given to councils to create jobs and boost economy.
  • Council leader hails "significant day" for Somerset.

3:57pm

SPEAKING after the announcement, Bridgwater and West Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger said: "Sedgemoor communities near the Hinkley Point C site will be compensated for hosting the project at £1,000 per Megawatt for the plant’s 40-year lifetime. This would be around £130 million over that time.

“The money will flow between the county and district councils, but on the knowledge that Sedgemoor will be taking more of the strain of Hinkley, it will be more of a benefit to the district.

“Safeguards are in place to make sure the money is used for practical purposes and not for topping up the council’s finances.”

2:50pm

1:36pm

NEGOTIATIONS over a 'strike price' for electricity produced by Hinkley Point C have been "positive", according to EDF Energy.

The energy giant is locked in talks with the Government over the guaranteed minimum price at which power from the plant will be sold. 

The Hinkley C project will not progress until an agreement is reached.

In a statement welcoming an announcement of a £128 million community benefits package for Somerset, an EDF spokesman said: "Negotiations are continuing and both sides have characterised them as positive.

"EDF Energy is pleased to see the Government's decision regarding the provision of community benefit for local communities hosting new nuclear build projects.

"It is our belief that some business rates raised locally should be of benefit locally and the proposed scheme reflects that.

"The Government's scheme would ensure more than £3 million per year will be made available to the local authorities for a period of up to 40 years.

"This means that the local community would receive ongoing benefits, securing local economic development during the operation of the power station."

1:20pm

BUSINESS and energy minister Michael Fallon said: “New nuclear will have a central role to play in our energy strategy, providing heat and light to homes across the country.

“It is absolutely essential that we recognise the contributions of those communities that host major new energy projects.

“This package is in the interests of local people, who will manage it to ensure long-term meaningful benefit to the community.

“It’s proportionate to the scale and lifespan of new nuclear power stations and it builds on the major economic benefits they will bring in terms of jobs, investment and use of local services.”

1:12pm

12:20pm

WEST Somerset Council leader, Cllr Tim Taylor, said: "Together with our partner councils we have been campaigning strongly for years that communities hosting new nuclear ought to be recognised in the same way as those housing wind farms and other forms of renewable energy.

"This money will provide a real boost to our communities and, along with the payments of more than £90 million secured from EDF Energy under Section 106 agreements during construction, provides a tremendous package of measures which will make a real difference.

"Community benefit will be used to recompense and reward communities affected by Hinkley Point C and not to fund West Somerset Council or its partner councils.

"West Somerset Council, as the host authority, should in addition benefit considerably by retaining a proportion of business rates coming from Hinkley Point C, once electricity generation starts."

10:43am

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10:40am Wed 17 Jul 13

Blue Owl says

Good news, great to see that the continued pressure by all has resulted in some community benefit for the Hinkley C Project. But.............
There is always a but, !! The next issue is the storarage of Spent Fuel Rods @ Hinkley Point and the further Compensation to us the Residents, for having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years.
The National Repository for this spent waste, is still on the drawing board, as to its design and possible location ???
So, just how much should we be compensated for this tempory storage over the long- Term.
David L Preece
Blue-Owl

10:39am

10:27am

SEDGEMOOR District Council leader Duncan McGinty said: “We are delighted that Sedgemoor’s continued pressure on decision makers in London has paid off.

"As long as five years ago, we recognised that pressure would need to be applied to the developers for them to commit any additional monies for communities, over and above that had been agreed through legal obligations."

10:24am

SOMERSET County Council leader John Osman described the funding announcement as "a significant day" for Somerset.

He said: “We know that communities understand Hinkley Point is a nationally important project, so it is great to see this huge recognition from the Government.

“Of course, projects of this size and complexity have an impact on local areas, it is only fair that they should see a sizeable sum to compensate them.”

“This is fantastic news, and comes after many months of hard work by officers and politicians,” added council cabinet member David Hall.

“The money is a tremendous asset to our county and will help create jobs and apprenticeships, provide essential improvements like affordable housing and regenerate areas that could really do with financial help.”

10:24am

This is The West Country: An artist's impression of Hinkley Point C

COMMUNITIES in Somerset facing major disruption from the construction of a nuclear power station at Hinkley Point will be rewarded with a £128million package.

A community benefit deal announced by the Government yesterday will see the county receive more than £3million per year during the 40-year lifespan of the proposed reactors at Hinkley C.

The cash windfall is in addition to the £94million already secured through an agreement between EDF Energy and West Somerset, Sedgemoor District and Somerset County Councils last September.

A final decision on the new power station still hangs on an agreement being reached between EDF and the Government over a 'strike rate' - the guaranteed minimum price at which power from the plant will be sold.

If a deal is made, the money will be given to local councils over four decades for schemes to increase jobs, boost the local economy and provide funding for projects put forward by local communities.

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10:40am Wed 17 Jul 13

Blue Owl says...

Good news, great to see that the continued pressure by all has resulted in some community benefit for the Hinkley C Project. But.............
There is always a but, !! The next issue is the storarage of Spent Fuel Rods @ Hinkley Point and the further Compensation to us the Residents, for having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years.
The National Repository for this spent waste, is still on the drawing board, as to its design and possible location ???
So, just how much should we be compensated for this tempory storage over the long- Term.
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
Good news, great to see that the continued pressure by all has resulted in some community benefit for the Hinkley C Project. But............. There is always a but, !! The next issue is the storarage of Spent Fuel Rods @ Hinkley Point and the further Compensation to us the Residents, for having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years. The National Repository for this spent waste, is still on the drawing board, as to its design and possible location ??? So, just how much should we be compensated for this tempory storage over the long- Term. David L Preece Blue-Owl Blue Owl
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1:07pm Wed 17 Jul 13

Koenigninners says...

Has the price per unit of electricity generated that EDF have negotiated been revealed to the public yet?
Has the price per unit of electricity generated that EDF have negotiated been revealed to the public yet? Koenigninners
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4:15pm Wed 17 Jul 13

Samej1 says...

This announcement sounds like smoke and mirrors - the numbers sound great but what do they really mean on the ground?
This announcement sounds like smoke and mirrors - the numbers sound great but what do they really mean on the ground? Samej1
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4:43pm Wed 17 Jul 13

Blue Owl says...

Samej1 wrote:
This announcement sounds like smoke and mirrors - the numbers sound great but what do they really mean on the ground?
This is the crux of the matter, the EDF Hinkley C Build is around the £20 Billions build cost, so these figures of compensation over 40 years of £3 Million per year fall far short of what I would expect the Communities to benefit over the years.!!!
That's unless there is to be a totally Separate legacy fund, as I posted earlier for the " Storage of Spent Fuel Rods" on Site or adjacent.
No where within the documentation I've seen,to date identifies this. !!!???
Are we being Duped by EDF ???
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]Samej1[/bold] wrote: This announcement sounds like smoke and mirrors - the numbers sound great but what do they really mean on the ground?[/p][/quote]This is the crux of the matter, the EDF Hinkley C Build is around the £20 Billions build cost, so these figures of compensation over 40 years of £3 Million per year fall far short of what I would expect the Communities to benefit over the years.!!! That's unless there is to be a totally Separate legacy fund, as I posted earlier for the " Storage of Spent Fuel Rods" on Site or adjacent. No where within the documentation I've seen,to date identifies this. !!!??? Are we being Duped by EDF ??? David L Preece Blue-Owl Blue Owl
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10:40pm Wed 17 Jul 13

Mike Rigby says...

The shame of it is that communities hosting windfarms get 5x as much cash per MWh as those hosting nuclear power stations. Where is the sense in that? Had the Government set the community benefit levy on nuclear at the same level as wind, we'd be getting £15m a year, not £3m. #Fail
The shame of it is that communities hosting windfarms get 5x as much cash per MWh as those hosting nuclear power stations. Where is the sense in that? Had the Government set the community benefit levy on nuclear at the same level as wind, we'd be getting £15m a year, not £3m. #Fail Mike Rigby
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11:16pm Wed 17 Jul 13

xxmatronxx says...

My hope is that when this station eventually gets the go ahead to be built, the jobs go to local people. The rumours are rife that jobs are being advertised abroad as was the case with the huge Morrisons development. It could end a lot of unemployment issues in Somerset.
My hope is that when this station eventually gets the go ahead to be built, the jobs go to local people. The rumours are rife that jobs are being advertised abroad as was the case with the huge Morrisons development. It could end a lot of unemployment issues in Somerset. xxmatronxx
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11:55pm Wed 17 Jul 13

bts73 says...

£128million - i wonder if the residents of fukushima would agree thats a reasonable sum in exchange for the risk they took on. somehow i doubt it.
£128million - i wonder if the residents of fukushima would agree thats a reasonable sum in exchange for the risk they took on. somehow i doubt it. bts73
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12:14am Thu 18 Jul 13

bts73 says...

Blue Owl wrote:
Good news, great to see that the continued pressure by all has resulted in some community benefit for the Hinkley C Project. But.............
There is always a but, !! The next issue is the storarage of Spent Fuel Rods @ Hinkley Point and the further Compensation to us the Residents, for having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years.
The National Repository for this spent waste, is still on the drawing board, as to its design and possible location ???
So, just how much should we be compensated for this tempory storage over the long- Term.
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
>> having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years.

60-80 years ? seems a little optimistic considering the half life of a lot of the fission products in a nuclear reactor are active for a tad longer than 80 years :

Tc99 - 211,000 years
Sn126 - 230,000 years
Se79 - 327,000 years
Zr93 - 1,500,000 years
Cs135 - 2,300,000 years
Pd107 - 6,500,000 years
I129 - 15,700,000 years

I think we will be unwilling caretakers for our nuclear legacy for a little longer than 80 years.
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Good news, great to see that the continued pressure by all has resulted in some community benefit for the Hinkley C Project. But............. There is always a but, !! The next issue is the storarage of Spent Fuel Rods @ Hinkley Point and the further Compensation to us the Residents, for having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years. The National Repository for this spent waste, is still on the drawing board, as to its design and possible location ??? So, just how much should we be compensated for this tempory storage over the long- Term. David L Preece Blue-Owl[/p][/quote]>> having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years. 60-80 years ? seems a little optimistic considering the half life of a lot of the fission products in a nuclear reactor are active for a tad longer than 80 years : Tc99 - 211,000 years Sn126 - 230,000 years Se79 - 327,000 years Zr93 - 1,500,000 years Cs135 - 2,300,000 years Pd107 - 6,500,000 years I129 - 15,700,000 years I think we will be unwilling caretakers for our nuclear legacy for a little longer than 80 years. bts73
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12:21am Thu 18 Jul 13

bts73 says...

Mike Rigby wrote:
The shame of it is that communities hosting windfarms get 5x as much cash per MWh as those hosting nuclear power stations. Where is the sense in that? Had the Government set the community benefit levy on nuclear at the same level as wind, we'd be getting £15m a year, not £3m. #Fail
Thats because in 30 years time, communities hosting defunct windfarms wont be paying out vast sums of money to mange the 'windfarm legacy'.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Rigby[/bold] wrote: The shame of it is that communities hosting windfarms get 5x as much cash per MWh as those hosting nuclear power stations. Where is the sense in that? Had the Government set the community benefit levy on nuclear at the same level as wind, we'd be getting £15m a year, not £3m. #Fail[/p][/quote]Thats because in 30 years time, communities hosting defunct windfarms wont be paying out vast sums of money to mange the 'windfarm legacy'. bts73
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9:08am Thu 18 Jul 13

Mi_Coc says...

bts73 wrote:
Blue Owl wrote:
Good news, great to see that the continued pressure by all has resulted in some community benefit for the Hinkley C Project. But.............
There is always a but, !! The next issue is the storarage of Spent Fuel Rods @ Hinkley Point and the further Compensation to us the Residents, for having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years.
The National Repository for this spent waste, is still on the drawing board, as to its design and possible location ???
So, just how much should we be compensated for this tempory storage over the long- Term.
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
>> having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years.

60-80 years ? seems a little optimistic considering the half life of a lot of the fission products in a nuclear reactor are active for a tad longer than 80 years :

Tc99 - 211,000 years
Sn126 - 230,000 years
Se79 - 327,000 years
Zr93 - 1,500,000 years
Cs135 - 2,300,000 years
Pd107 - 6,500,000 years
I129 - 15,700,000 years

I think we will be unwilling caretakers for our nuclear legacy for a little longer than 80 years.
We have little alternative biomass turns out to be wood chipings from us and in come cases whole tree! No one wants wind farms! No one wants any form of power creating plant near them and marine will suffer if we have a barrage.

Nuclear if control in a very safe way seems our best bet. It all very well being all doom and gloom about it but you dont want power black outs. Yes it will bring lots of jobs and yes a small proportion will be foreign. Having worked with in no more than 15%. Having worked with edfe in the past they take safety very very seriously and that is across the board. They wont take any unnecessary risks,
[quote][p][bold]bts73[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Good news, great to see that the continued pressure by all has resulted in some community benefit for the Hinkley C Project. But............. There is always a but, !! The next issue is the storarage of Spent Fuel Rods @ Hinkley Point and the further Compensation to us the Residents, for having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years. The National Repository for this spent waste, is still on the drawing board, as to its design and possible location ??? So, just how much should we be compensated for this tempory storage over the long- Term. David L Preece Blue-Owl[/p][/quote]>> having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years. 60-80 years ? seems a little optimistic considering the half life of a lot of the fission products in a nuclear reactor are active for a tad longer than 80 years : Tc99 - 211,000 years Sn126 - 230,000 years Se79 - 327,000 years Zr93 - 1,500,000 years Cs135 - 2,300,000 years Pd107 - 6,500,000 years I129 - 15,700,000 years I think we will be unwilling caretakers for our nuclear legacy for a little longer than 80 years.[/p][/quote]We have little alternative biomass turns out to be wood chipings from us and in come cases whole tree! No one wants wind farms! No one wants any form of power creating plant near them and marine will suffer if we have a barrage. Nuclear if control in a very safe way seems our best bet. It all very well being all doom and gloom about it but you dont want power black outs. Yes it will bring lots of jobs and yes a small proportion will be foreign. Having worked with in no more than 15%. Having worked with edfe in the past they take safety very very seriously and that is across the board. They wont take any unnecessary risks, Mi_Coc
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6:43pm Thu 18 Jul 13

bts73 says...

Mi_Coc wrote:
bts73 wrote:
Blue Owl wrote:
Good news, great to see that the continued pressure by all has resulted in some community benefit for the Hinkley C Project. But.............
There is always a but, !! The next issue is the storarage of Spent Fuel Rods @ Hinkley Point and the further Compensation to us the Residents, for having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years.
The National Repository for this spent waste, is still on the drawing board, as to its design and possible location ???
So, just how much should we be compensated for this tempory storage over the long- Term.
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
>> having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years.

60-80 years ? seems a little optimistic considering the half life of a lot of the fission products in a nuclear reactor are active for a tad longer than 80 years :

Tc99 - 211,000 years
Sn126 - 230,000 years
Se79 - 327,000 years
Zr93 - 1,500,000 years
Cs135 - 2,300,000 years
Pd107 - 6,500,000 years
I129 - 15,700,000 years

I think we will be unwilling caretakers for our nuclear legacy for a little longer than 80 years.
We have little alternative biomass turns out to be wood chipings from us and in come cases whole tree! No one wants wind farms! No one wants any form of power creating plant near them and marine will suffer if we have a barrage.

Nuclear if control in a very safe way seems our best bet. It all very well being all doom and gloom about it but you dont want power black outs. Yes it will bring lots of jobs and yes a small proportion will be foreign. Having worked with in no more than 15%. Having worked with edfe in the past they take safety very very seriously and that is across the board. They wont take any unnecessary risks,
EDF may be very careful, but all humans make mistakes. The IAEA predicts we will have four more major nuclear disasters on the scale of chernobyl and fukushima before 2050. Will hinkley be one of them ?
[quote][p][bold]Mi_Coc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bts73[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Good news, great to see that the continued pressure by all has resulted in some community benefit for the Hinkley C Project. But............. There is always a but, !! The next issue is the storarage of Spent Fuel Rods @ Hinkley Point and the further Compensation to us the Residents, for having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years. The National Repository for this spent waste, is still on the drawing board, as to its design and possible location ??? So, just how much should we be compensated for this tempory storage over the long- Term. David L Preece Blue-Owl[/p][/quote]>> having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years. 60-80 years ? seems a little optimistic considering the half life of a lot of the fission products in a nuclear reactor are active for a tad longer than 80 years : Tc99 - 211,000 years Sn126 - 230,000 years Se79 - 327,000 years Zr93 - 1,500,000 years Cs135 - 2,300,000 years Pd107 - 6,500,000 years I129 - 15,700,000 years I think we will be unwilling caretakers for our nuclear legacy for a little longer than 80 years.[/p][/quote]We have little alternative biomass turns out to be wood chipings from us and in come cases whole tree! No one wants wind farms! No one wants any form of power creating plant near them and marine will suffer if we have a barrage. Nuclear if control in a very safe way seems our best bet. It all very well being all doom and gloom about it but you dont want power black outs. Yes it will bring lots of jobs and yes a small proportion will be foreign. Having worked with in no more than 15%. Having worked with edfe in the past they take safety very very seriously and that is across the board. They wont take any unnecessary risks,[/p][/quote]EDF may be very careful, but all humans make mistakes. The IAEA predicts we will have four more major nuclear disasters on the scale of chernobyl and fukushima before 2050. Will hinkley be one of them ? bts73
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7:30pm Thu 18 Jul 13

susan 2003 says...

The new Hinkley C We have been reading of all the local jobs this will create , if this is the case why are they building a complex to house the workers in if they are local then they will already live in the area ?
The new Hinkley C We have been reading of all the local jobs this will create , if this is the case why are they building a complex to house the workers in if they are local then they will already live in the area ? susan 2003
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7:59pm Thu 18 Jul 13

bts73 says...

susan 2003 wrote:
The new Hinkley C We have been reading of all the local jobs this will create , if this is the case why are they building a complex to house the workers in if they are local then they will already live in the area ?
why cant we build on the site of hinkley a ? or am i correct in thinking that nuclear power stations are never decommissioned, but just turn into nuclear dumps ready to shed their load during the next seismic event ?
[quote][p][bold]susan 2003[/bold] wrote: The new Hinkley C We have been reading of all the local jobs this will create , if this is the case why are they building a complex to house the workers in if they are local then they will already live in the area ?[/p][/quote]why cant we build on the site of hinkley a ? or am i correct in thinking that nuclear power stations are never decommissioned, but just turn into nuclear dumps ready to shed their load during the next seismic event ? bts73
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10:05pm Thu 18 Jul 13

Mi_Coc says...

susan 2003 wrote:
The new Hinkley C We have been reading of all the local jobs this will create , if this is the case why are they building a complex to house the workers in if they are local then they will already live in the area ?
Edfe have accommodation at barnwood which is let over from when from it was british energy, apartments. They are used by some who wish to stay on site during shifts and people who maybe visit for a few days they are not full with foreigners. Its pretty standard stuff and has been carried from the days of british energy.
[quote][p][bold]susan 2003[/bold] wrote: The new Hinkley C We have been reading of all the local jobs this will create , if this is the case why are they building a complex to house the workers in if they are local then they will already live in the area ?[/p][/quote]Edfe have accommodation at barnwood which is let over from when from it was british energy, apartments. They are used by some who wish to stay on site during shifts and people who maybe visit for a few days they are not full with foreigners. Its pretty standard stuff and has been carried from the days of british energy. Mi_Coc
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11:52pm Thu 18 Jul 13

susan 2003 says...

judging how large the site is on Bath Road were the accommodation is being built we will see !
judging how large the site is on Bath Road were the accommodation is being built we will see ! susan 2003
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9:26am Fri 19 Jul 13

Lord Gothover says...

There may have been a world historic breakthrough in the field of energy generation, which will render nuclear power stations obsolete within the next few years. Please check it out. First announced to an astonished world in 1989 by Professors Fleischman and Pons, then scientifically debunked, now this cold-fusion process has been developed by an Italian scientist, Andrea Rossi, into a working L.E.N.R (Low energy nuclear reaction) device. In the United States, the leading manufacturer is Defkalion. Please check it out. This process is cheap, pollution-free and can hopefully power the world in the near future.
There may have been a world historic breakthrough in the field of energy generation, which will render nuclear power stations obsolete within the next few years. Please check it out. First announced to an astonished world in 1989 by Professors Fleischman and Pons, then scientifically debunked, now this cold-fusion process has been developed by an Italian scientist, Andrea Rossi, into a working L.E.N.R (Low energy nuclear reaction) device. In the United States, the leading manufacturer is Defkalion. Please check it out. This process is cheap, pollution-free and can hopefully power the world in the near future. Lord Gothover
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9:28am Fri 19 Jul 13

Lord Gothover says...

Mi_Coc wrote:
bts73 wrote:
Blue Owl wrote:
Good news, great to see that the continued pressure by all has resulted in some community benefit for the Hinkley C Project. But.............
There is always a but, !! The next issue is the storarage of Spent Fuel Rods @ Hinkley Point and the further Compensation to us the Residents, for having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years.
The National Repository for this spent waste, is still on the drawing board, as to its design and possible location ???
So, just how much should we be compensated for this tempory storage over the long- Term.
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
>> having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years.

60-80 years ? seems a little optimistic considering the half life of a lot of the fission products in a nuclear reactor are active for a tad longer than 80 years :

Tc99 - 211,000 years
Sn126 - 230,000 years
Se79 - 327,000 years
Zr93 - 1,500,000 years
Cs135 - 2,300,000 years
Pd107 - 6,500,000 years
I129 - 15,700,000 years

I think we will be unwilling caretakers for our nuclear legacy for a little longer than 80 years.
We have little alternative biomass turns out to be wood chipings from us and in come cases whole tree! No one wants wind farms! No one wants any form of power creating plant near them and marine will suffer if we have a barrage.

Nuclear if control in a very safe way seems our best bet. It all very well being all doom and gloom about it but you dont want power black outs. Yes it will bring lots of jobs and yes a small proportion will be foreign. Having worked with in no more than 15%. Having worked with edfe in the past they take safety very very seriously and that is across the board. They wont take any unnecessary risks,
We may well have an alternative. Check it out - L.E.N.R low energy nuclear reaction / previously known as Cold Fusion.
[quote][p][bold]Mi_Coc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bts73[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Good news, great to see that the continued pressure by all has resulted in some community benefit for the Hinkley C Project. But............. There is always a but, !! The next issue is the storarage of Spent Fuel Rods @ Hinkley Point and the further Compensation to us the Residents, for having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years. The National Repository for this spent waste, is still on the drawing board, as to its design and possible location ??? So, just how much should we be compensated for this tempory storage over the long- Term. David L Preece Blue-Owl[/p][/quote]>> having this Waste Storage on our doorstep for upwards of 60- 80 years. 60-80 years ? seems a little optimistic considering the half life of a lot of the fission products in a nuclear reactor are active for a tad longer than 80 years : Tc99 - 211,000 years Sn126 - 230,000 years Se79 - 327,000 years Zr93 - 1,500,000 years Cs135 - 2,300,000 years Pd107 - 6,500,000 years I129 - 15,700,000 years I think we will be unwilling caretakers for our nuclear legacy for a little longer than 80 years.[/p][/quote]We have little alternative biomass turns out to be wood chipings from us and in come cases whole tree! No one wants wind farms! No one wants any form of power creating plant near them and marine will suffer if we have a barrage. Nuclear if control in a very safe way seems our best bet. It all very well being all doom and gloom about it but you dont want power black outs. Yes it will bring lots of jobs and yes a small proportion will be foreign. Having worked with in no more than 15%. Having worked with edfe in the past they take safety very very seriously and that is across the board. They wont take any unnecessary risks,[/p][/quote]We may well have an alternative. Check it out - L.E.N.R low energy nuclear reaction / previously known as Cold Fusion. Lord Gothover
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4:12pm Fri 19 Jul 13

Samej1 says...

Let's just wait for peer review on that one...
Let's just wait for peer review on that one... Samej1
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8:54pm Sun 21 Jul 13

bts73 says...

i think uranium fission reactors are a dumb idea. if the site of an industrial process cant be made safe within one political term then it should be illegal.
i think uranium fission reactors are a dumb idea. if the site of an industrial process cant be made safe within one political term then it should be illegal. bts73
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1:55pm Tue 23 Jul 13

HipposRule says...

susan 2003 wrote:
The new Hinkley C We have been reading of all the local jobs this will create , if this is the case why are they building a complex to house the workers in if they are local then they will already live in the area ?
I se where you are coming from, but even if the workers come from outside Somerset they will be living and spending their money in Somerset (before some - they'll be sending it all home to Poland/Romania) commentard ge's his tuppence in.
[quote][p][bold]susan 2003[/bold] wrote: The new Hinkley C We have been reading of all the local jobs this will create , if this is the case why are they building a complex to house the workers in if they are local then they will already live in the area ?[/p][/quote]I se where you are coming from, but even if the workers come from outside Somerset they will be living and spending their money in Somerset (before some - they'll be sending it all home to Poland/Romania) commentard ge's his tuppence in. HipposRule
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