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A Requested Briefing Paper for COP26Coalition from RisingTideUK
With no Nuclear Power campaigners at any major UK NGO there's a danger of the reappearance of Nuclear ambivalence, maybe particularly with 2020’s high profile defection of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) newspaper "Hour Glass" editor to pro-nuclear power propagandist lobbying.
These briefing notes aim to prevent that scenario developing and was requested in response to PM outlines his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution for 250,000 jobs - GOV.UK and £40 million to kick start next-gen nuclear technology - GOV.UK by the Coalition’s Political Strategy Working Group.
Nuclear (National Grid average as at year ending Mar'21), accounts for 16.1% of the UK electricity supply mix, with Renewables at 40.3%, Natural Gas at 38.2%, Coal 2.7% (& "Other" also 2.7%).
So apart from:-
taking more than a decade to build;
no current safe or adequate waste storage solutions, even after 70 years of operation;
a major accident every decade - Windscale (UK), 3 Mile Island (USA), Chernobyl (Soviet Union), Fukushima (Japan), Forsmark (Sweden) and in the Netherlands, France etc. etc;
rising sea levels at all coastal sites;
exorbitant guaranteed "strike prices" for electricity generated and prioritised over Renewables;
continued weapons proliferation via requisite grade plutonium created in civil reactors;
radioactive and radiation health threats causing cancers and other fatal diseases;
potential terrorism targets;
huge coolant water usage and warm water discharge;
the mind-blowing monumental cost compared to the Renewables displaced:-
Nuclear Power is not low carbon.