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Thursday, 13 January 2011

Hinkley Site is full of Uranium!


In a report by Chris Busby and Cecily Collingridge for Green Audit, analysis is presented showing the presence of enriched uranium contamination on the site proposed for the new nuclear reactors. Examining gamma spectroscopy radioactivity data tables that formed part of the Environment Impact Statement EIS supplied by developers EDF Energy, it was possible to show that the 2square kilometer site contained approximately 10 tonnes of enriched uranium reactor fuel. Uranium levels in soil samples were up to 4 times higher than average levels expected in the area as defined by Environment Agency reports. Isotopic ratios for the two key components, U238 and U235, which should not deviate from the value in nature of 21.3 were found to be as low as 12.5 signaling enriched uranium reactor fuel. Both the concentration and the activity ratio trends with sample depth were significant, showing that the excess enriched uranium was! on the surface and had been deposited from the air. Deep samples showed only much lower concentrations of natural uranium. There also appeared to be a trend with distance from the sea; Hinkley Point is built on the coast.
Green Audit/Stop Hinkley Press Release 12th Jan 2012

1 comment:

  1. The Green Audit report is seriously flawed . The results in the Environmental Statement are close to the limits of detection and not accurate enough to measure the isotopic ratio of uranium. you would expect a Professor to know better


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