Hitachi- from the country that brought the world Fukushima

Hitachi- from the country that brought the world Fukushima
We feel very sad for the people of Japan who want to end nuclear energy whilst a potential new government and big business are desperate for it

No Fukushima at Oldbury

No to Fukushima at Shepperdine!

No to Fukushima at Shepperdine!

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Charles Hendry visits Shepperdine

My personal opinion is that new nuclear will not get built at Shepperdine unless the government completely indemnify the foreign private companies that are controlling the destiny of our country.

The government is submitting to these giants in exchange for some perceived investment that under free Market and capitalist systems involves a risk to reward ratio

The reward that eon and RWE are seeking should only be available in centrally planned systems.

How about them accepting a royalty payment of 2% for managing the new power stations so most of this guaranteed low risk investment will stay in the UK.

Definitely, energy meAns power.....our government is allowing us to be shafted by these worldwide predators.

Stand by for Caroline Lucas and Zac Goldsmith.

Energy Minister Visits Oldbury but is clearly not listening to us!

See the article below published in "This is Gloucesteshire" today by Lynne Hutchinson.  So very disappointing to read that the Energy Minister, Charles Hendry, still considers the site appropriate despite the fact that so many local people and councils disagree with him. Clearly he is simply not listening to anything we, our local councils and our MP have said to DECC. It seems he is only interested in the views of the pro-nuclear people at the power station.

Clearly he didn’t take the trouble to look at the view from the villages surrounding the site and those above that look down on the site. If he had gone to Hill, for example, he might not have been so insensitive! The village of Oldbury, which is presumably the only village he travelled close enough to, will not even see the new site as it will be hidden behind the existing power station! Unless of course Horizon revert to the gravity towers, in which case they too will be visibly affected.

Clearly he did not visit the village of Shepperdine, presumably for fear of running in to the angry local residents most affected! If he had, he would have travelled up the narrow country lane to access the new site and seen for himself how much damage will be done through the need for site raising, road widening and raising for access. He might then have seen how inappropriate even 70m high hybrid towers will be and how much noise will be inflicted on those of us living close to the site both during the construction phase and by the huge fans that will be needed with the massive hybrid towers.

If Mr Hendry had then taken the trouble to travel through a few of the villages and lanes higher up on the edge of the Severn flood plain and perhaps stopped to look down on the ageing and 'past its sell by date' power station at Oldbury. He might have then realised how ridiculous it all is to put a new 3rd generation nuclear power station in the middle of the flood plain with its associated highly toxic waste store which will be our legacy for the next 120 years or more! Surely he would have seen for himself how this can not be protected from future flooding for such a long period of time?

How can Mr Hendry really honestly say this is 'appropriate'?

Please Mr Hendry look at this all again and see sense! Right the wrong decision taken by Ed Milliband during the last government and stop this ridiculous nonsense! Show us all that the coalition cares and that it has the common sense to see that this site is a million miles away from "appropriate"!


Article in “This is Gloucestershire” 14th Jan 2011

Proposed nuclear plant site 'appropriate', says minister

By Lynne Hutchinson

ENERGY minister Charles Hendry said land next to the River Severn was appropriate for a new generation of nuclear reactors during a visit to the site near Thornbury. He spent several hours at the existing Oldbury atomic station to meet those who run the ageing plant's two reactors and to look across mist- shrouded farmland in Shepperdine where energy company Horizon wants up to three more. His visit came a day after he met  representatives from eight sites around the country which are being considered for new nuclear stations to help meet Britain's energy demands. They included Gareth Williams, a professor of medicine at Bristol University and member of SANE – Shepperdine Against Nuclear Energy.

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