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...the risk of similar future events is considered to be low...
Low risk. Heard that one before.
Concern has also been expressed that the nuclear power stations at Hinkley Point and Oldbury could be endangered.
As geologists, the obvious solution would be to look to the rock record; however, tsunami deposits are notoriously tricky to identify because their physical markers are incredibly hard to distinguish from other sources of coastal flooding. Pro-tsunami authors Haslett & Bryantt cite sand “storm” layers in sediments, erosion of salt marshes, vortex pools, and imbricated boulder dumps as supporting evidence for a ‘killer wave'; all features imply rapid deposition from a forceful flow of water. Their proposed mechanism for the tsunami is either a submarine landslide or earthquake in the sea between Ireland and Cornwall.
www.ibtimes.co.uk... They go on to say asteroid hitting of the Norfolk coast. But that is just a guess. An asteroid in the Irish sea may well have caused the 1607 flood.
Britain could be hit by a devastating asteroid tsunami...
The Austrian government was set to file the complaint on Monday against the European Commission decision to give the nuclear power project the green light, however it has now been put back until later this week. The power station is expected to provide seven per cent of the UK’s electricity by 2023.
Aqueous effluent and cooling water discharges are made to the River Severn via a culvert that runs underneath the tidal reservoir to the central part of the river channel (to attain maximum dispersion of radioactivity )
Britain's new Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom said at the same event she was confident EDF would make its decision soon.
"There's a whole raft of different factors involved and it's progressing nicely," she told reporters at the conference.