A cove inland?

While on a recent break away and looking for places to visit I had a request from my daughter to visit a place she had learnt about in GCSE Geography.  Always keen to encourage continued learning, I agreed and we set of for a place called Malham Cove, but it is not a cove on the coast, this cove is in the middle of the country some distance from any coastline! Continue reading A cove inland?

Smoke and mirrors of extreme energy extraction

Companies state that UCG is not fracking, is this an atempt to make it sound safe and promote it as a method of energy extraction?

Don’t let the smoke and mirrors cloud the true perception, don’t believe the myths.  Extracting gas by means of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) is a highly polluting extraction process which around the world has been largely unsuccessful with disastrous consequences. Continue reading Smoke and mirrors of extreme energy extraction

Nuclear power threat continues

What more could demonstrate the un-stability  of the nuclear industry than the events that took place this week at Hanford, Washington USA.  News sources reported how a tunnel in the nuclear finishing plant collapsed.

The tunnel, part of a plutonium and uranium extraction facility (PUREX) reportedly contained highly contaminated materials including nuclear waste trains that are used to transport radioactive fuel rods.  As radioactive material is difficult to dispose of, it is common practice to burry it under the ground. Continue reading Nuclear power threat continues

Nuclear power fuels nuclear weapons

Update from BANNG Meeting 25.04.2017 – Bradwell/Nuclear Power.

By 2030 the UK wants have 16GW capacity from nuclear power – double what we have now to provide 40% of required output.  Of the new sites identified as suitable the first is  Hinckley point C which it was estimated could cost £25BILLION although some reports put this closer to £37BILLION.

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#SaveSouthend #SaveTheNhs

The demonstration #ournhs  a few weeks back caught the attention of many; but poor media coverage limits the time memories stay or even who is reached.  Complacency and lack of awareness are dangerous and should be feared – in a similar vein to the warning in Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’

This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both,
and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy,
for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the
writing be erased. Continue reading #SaveSouthend #SaveTheNhs