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bodger

Alternative Energy

If a fraction of this money was diverted to looking into finding or actually producing alternative energy, we could radically alter energy production strategy here in the UK.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7421879.stm

Remember, this is only the butchers bill for the clean up. God alone ( thats Gordon Brown to you and me ) knows how much the construction  and running of our nuclear power stations must cost.
Christine

The government is not there for leadership but to follow the loudest yells of the tabloid press backed up their readership.

An intelligent campaign to sort out the energy supplies of this country would bore the pants off 90% of the electorate - until they run short of power again. Another bout of the 3 day week over a very long period is the only thing that would concentrate minds.

No I'm not cynical me - much.  :smt077
Fey Dunnabitt

Christine wrote:
The government is not there for leadership but to follow the loudest yells of the tabloid press backed up their readership.

To use a language which that electorate would understand, UR SO RITE LOL LOL LOL

Christine wrote:
An intelligent campaign to sort out the energy supplies of this country

or anything else
Christine wrote:
would bore the pants off 90% of the electorate - until they run short of power again. Another bout of the 3 day week over a very long period is the only thing that would concentrate minds.
Nope, they'd just blame immigrants or the EU or "woolly Lefties" or... well anyone, really, as long as it's "out there".
bodger

Talking of Nuclear power, spare a thought for the captain of that sub thats been pranged. It sort of puts having to tell your dad that you've scratched his car into perspective doesn't it. :-)
sandra

I wouldn't like to live anywhere near a nuclear power station but when you consider what a wide effect Chernobyl had, I suppose we all live near to one.
Justme

sandra wrote:
I wouldn't like to live anywhere near a nuclear power station but when you consider what a wide effect Chernobyl had, I suppose we all live near to one.


The sheep on the hills round here still get tested every year & still are to high in radiation to sell. They cant be culled as they are clefted sheep so once they are gone that would be it.


Justme
Fey Dunnabitt

What is a clefted sheep? What d'you live near that's so high in radiation? If the sheep are too irradiated, then what about the people?

Here in France, we have 80% nuclear power. I didn't know that when I came - mind you, it probably wasn't 80% when I came. Where I live (for another two weeks) we're now surrounded by wind-towers - it's like a bloomin' disco at night, with the strobes flashing off the cloud cover.
Seabird

There seems to be a very high incidence of breast cancer and leukemia round here too, especially in some of the villages in the hills.

The full effect of Chernobyl has, in my opinion, been covered up.
Seabird

Something happened with the  wind, clouds and rain that day, Fey, that caused a load of radioactive rain to fall on North Wales.
bodger

Clefted sheep are sheep that have lived on the same unfenced hills for generations and simply know where they should and shouldn't be, a little bit like homing pigeons.
Fey Dunnabitt

I see. Thank you.
Hawkeye

I often think that Chernobyl was very convenient here in North Wales because even in Pen Lleyn we're only 30 miles from one nuclear power station and 50 from another, makes you think  about scapegoats !!!
Fey Dunnabitt

Hawkeye wrote:
I often think that Chernobyl was very convenient here in North Wales because even in Pen Lleyn we're only 30 miles from one nuclear power station and 50 from another, makes you think  about scapegoats !!!

Yes indeed.
bodger

A good idea as long as it isn't in your back yard ?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7467336.stm

I wonder if instead, it would be practical to have thouands of much smaller wind turbines all over the country, all contributing any excess power to the National Grid rather than having these mega structures straddling and being a blot on the landscape ?
Bazzer

If the crisis is as bad as it seems and I firmly believe we are only being told half the story. Is it not about time to do away with NIMBY's, Enquiries, Appeals etc. etc. and the powers that be just say.
"That's going there and guess what? You aint got no say in the matter or perhaps you'd prefer to flick a switch and nothing happens as the sea levels relentlessly rise towards your town".

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