UN Finds the UK in Violation of Transboundary Environmental Impact Convention for Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station; Europe at Risk

“This is our rough map of potential fallout from an accident at Sellafield or the proposed Moorside Nuclear Power Station, further up the coast from Hinkley Point. It is based on maps of the impact of the Windscale and Chernobyl accidents. Essentially all is at risk, depending on wind direction and precipitation. The winds are more variable than one might think”

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A nuclear accident anywhere in Europe may seriously impact much of Europe, as did the Chernobyl Nuclear disaster, and to an apparently lesser degree the UK’s Windscale Nuclear disaster. In fact, Europe is still so seriously contaminated, albeit in a splotchy manner, from Chernobyl that it really cannot afford another nuclear accident. Similarly, a nuclear accident in the US could seriously impact much of North America. Last year a wild boar in southern Switzerland was found to be contaminated at 9,900 Bq/kg of radioactive Cesium 137, or 99 times the amount of radiation in food allowed in Japan (100 Bq/kg all radionuclides), over 16 times the amount of radioactive Cesium allowed in European food (600 Bq/kg Cs) and over 8 times the exceedly high levels of radioactive Cesium allowed in US food (1200 Bq/kg Cs). 30 years after Chernobyl, half of the high levels of radioactive Cesium 137 which fell…

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