UK Government Rejects Petition Asking for EDF’s Hunterston B Not Be Given New Permit with up to 700 cracks in the reactor

Photos by David Autumns – Hunterston B is opposite the Isle of Arran in Scotland

I supported the petition asking for the ‘limit’  not to be upped to 700  cracks  in the graphite at Hunterston B .

Incredibly the Government’s own petition site has rejected this petition while seriously considering upping the limit for cracks in the graphite to 700.

EDF’s wish for the cracks in the graphite is to be granted?   While a petition asking for the crack limit not to be increased  is described as “not meeting the standards”.  God Help Us.

This is the reply back from the Government’s Petition Site – they say the Office for Nuclear Regulation is separate from government – who are they kidding?

Dear Marianne Birkby,

We rejected the petition you supported – “Prohibit Hunterston B Nuclear Power Plant from increasing crack limit to 700”.

It’s not clear what the petition is asking the UK Government or Parliament to do.

Petitions need to call on the UK Government or Parliament to take a specific action. We’re not sure exactly what you’d like the Government or Parliament to do. In particular, we’re not sure whether you’re concerned about Hunterston B nuclear power station or UK power stations more broadly. Specific concerns of this kind are dealt with by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), the statutory safety regulator, which is independent of both the Government and Parliament. You can find out how to raise a concern with the ONR here: http://www.onr.org.uk/complaints-concerns-whistleblowing.htm You could start a new petition about safety at nuclear power stations more broadly. For example, you could start a petition calling for a Government review or independent inquiry.

Click this link to see the rejected petition:
View the rejected petition

We only reject petitions that don’t meet the petition standards:
https://petition.parliament.uk/help#standards

Thanks,
The Petitions team
UK Government and Parliament

 

 

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