Nuclear plants around Bristol

Some days ago my sister told me that I shouldn't be happy to have four nuclear plants in my area.

I have just checked, as usual on Wikipedia, and apparently this is exactly what this map says:

Then I followed the links to the four nuclear power stations and I found that:
  • Berkeley has been decommissioned between 1989 and 2001
  • Oldbury has one reactor that will be closed in June 2011 and another one in 2012
  • Hinkley Point A has been decommissioned in year 2000
  • Hinkley Point B should be closed in year 2016

So the only long-term harm could come from Hinkley Point B, if it will not be closed in 2016; or from a new "Hinkley Point C" if this will be actually built.

Anyway I have also checked the air distance between Hinkley Point and my current house and it's more than 30 miles, a distance which is usually be considered quite safe... especially in countries which do not experience strong Earthquakes.


Andry said...

Well, you're safe there... Here in Sicily... ahahahah... Just think of our nice president still talking about how much good can be nuclear power: safe (non at all in such a high quake risky country), clean (not at all because it is necessary to considerate how to handle all radioactive waste), efficient (not at all: Japan has more than 50 central which provide energy for only 30% of the country, in Italy we should place 150 centrals...) and useful (considering that we can use solar and wind energy at no cost...). However, I hope an earthquake never happens here...

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