The following letter has been sent to the Guardian – unpublished.
The article “Surging gas prices and fuel bills focus Tory minds on the nuclear option” (Rob Davies 4th Oct 2021) fails to mention: 1. Sellafield is a big user of gas to the tune of tens of £Millions a year (and they get it cheap). A massive new gas plant is being built there right now to cool the heels of the nuclear industry. 2. There is no “away” for nuclear waste apart from the scientifically premature and dangerous plan to bury it deep (and not so deep) underground. 3. The CEO of the controversial coal mine in Cumbria is “invaluable” to the UK Government’s plan for intermediate and high level wastes in his role as key member of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management. In the frame for a deep nuclear dump is the subsea area adjacent to his coal mine business interests. It will be interesting to see how these vested interests play out come the Government’s decision on whether their “invaluable” advisor can have his coal mine or not. Who would have thought gas, coal and nuclear could be cronies?
Radiation Free Lakeland