posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 06:30 PM
Thank you for the post and information. I am sorry that your beautiful area has been so descacrated. Your concerns are valid on all points and a few
you didn't mention.
My biggest concern would be ground water contamination - from the existing plant, the planned underground storage site and especially the proposed
fracking in the area.
Being from earthquake land in Southern California, I wouldn't worry too much about earthquakes the size you are describing - though siteing anything
nuclear in earthquake areas is just plain bad planning.
But water contamaination is the big concern - these plants take huges amounts of FRESH WATER to cool - in reactors and to store spent fuel and used
water has to go somewhere. We are told the waste water isn't radioactive but........ The water used is heated and discharged in it's heated state
destablizing the local environments and there is little research on long term effects.
Fracking is even more damaging to local water tables (of which the British Isles have abundantly) and freash water supplies. This industry too -
tells us no chemicals (the ones they pump into the ground) leech into the ground or ground water - I'd like to see that magic trick.
You best bet is to work locally within the community and network extensively with other communities on this ongoing horror.
A good read on the Nuclear Cycle horror is "Nuclear Roulette" by Gar Smith.
The US amazon link is:
Good luck to you and all of us.