Environmental Impact of the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station

Hinkley Point C could be replaced by energy efficiency and renewable energy systems more cheaply, more quickly and without radioactive discharges to the environment or the generation of radioactive waste


Discharges from the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear Power station could cause around 200 deaths across the globe over its 60-year lifetime.

The radioactivity of spent fuel from Hinkley Point C would amount to around 80% of the radioactivity of waste already produced in the UK.

This could be stored at the Hinkley Point C site until around the year 2185. A major fire in a spent fuel pond “could dwarf the horrific consequences of the Fukushima accident.”

Energy efficient improvements could reduce the energy consumed in UK households each year the equivalent to the output of six nuclear power stations the size of Hinkley Point C.

Offshore wind and solar are now both able to generate electricity more cheaply than nuclear power. If the UK had continued renewable expansion at the same rate as between 2010 and 2015 it could have achieved an all-renewable UK electricity supply by 2025.

The electricity which HPC is expected to generate could be replaced by energy efficiency measures and renewable energy systems more cheaply, more quickly and without radioactive discharges to the environment or the generation of radioactive waste. The risk that the UK and European public will be subjected to by the construction of HPC can no longer be justified.

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Hinkley Point uncooked Christmas Turkey

14 Dec 2017

On Thursday Stop Hinkley members arrived at Hinkley Point C building site to deliver the uncooked Christmas dinner turkey and asked “It’s 2017, EDeF! Where’s the lecce for the HPC turkey?”

In 2007 EDeF declared that we would be cooking our Christmas turkey’s in 2017 with electricity generated from the new HPC.

Spokesman Allan Jeffery said “We have waited 10 years and now there is another 10 year wait even if they ever manage to finish building it successfully. The EPR’s design has been a construction disaster, recognised by the national press. By now the electricity demand could have been met by energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, which could be built cheaper and more quickly.”

Stop Hinkley members delivered the turkey with their own Christmas carol, to the tune of ‘O Little Town of Bethelehem'.

Oh little town of Bridgwater
How sad we see thee lie
Along your ever gridlocked streets
The HGVs grind by

For EdeF's decided
Their project cannot wait
You know the score, there's hundreds more
Forever you'll be late!

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Hinkley Point C –
A Tale of Nuclear Dreams!

Some dreams come true; others turn to disaster and turn into nightmares. Hinkley Point C nuclear power station has been a dream to many politicians, is it about to come true?
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What will be the total cost of nuclear waste?
We won't know until the final bill has been totted up in thousands of years. EdF won't take on that liability. EdF and the UK government are planning to dump it onto future generations.


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