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NDA Says "No Plan B"- Oh Really!

 
     
       
    Below is a copy of an email received after the Ennerdale Meeting  
       
   
Dear all,
 
       
   
Following on from the meeting on Monday, I think that there is a good case to be made for recycling nuclear waste rather than burying it. A quick search on Google raised 559,000 hits
 
       
   
I have provided links to a few to show that the feasibility for developing such technology is well established and is going to be a cornerstone of future nuclear power generation, particularly in China.
 
   

 
   
The first citation includes reference to NDA's interest "In Britain, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is considering plans to build two fast reactors at Sellafield in Cumbria to deal with the 120-ton plutonium waste problem there – the world’s largest stock of civilian plutonium. A feasibility study has already been submitted for building the plants, which, if given the go-ahead, could eradicate the British plutonium stockpile by around 2030. This would also have the benefit of generating electricity in the process." This article also appeared in The Telegraph and was actually the inspiration for me to dig a little more into the technology.
 
       
   

Why was this not acknowledged at the Ennerdale meeting by the NDA representative?

 
       
     
   
 
     
       
     
   
 
     
       
     
   
 
   
In Canada, Dr Peter Ottensmeyer who is Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto has something to say about the folly of deep storage of waste in the last of the articles. He is desperate for support for his proposals and it appears the the case in Canada is very close to our current experience in UK. I suspect that, like the global warming debate, too many of the nation's " decision makers" have opted for the case for GDF so that they are unable to change decisions without loss of face.
 
   
 
   
 
   
Original Telegraph Article
 
   
 
     
   
 
   
 
   
"In Britain, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is considering plans to build two fast reactors at Sellafield in Cumbria to deal with the 120-ton plutonium waste problem there – the world’s largest stock of civilian plutonium. A feasibility study has already been submitted for building the plants, which, if given the go-ahead, could eradicate the British plutonium stockpile by around 2030. This would also have the benefit of generating electricity in the process."
 
   
 
   
If this doesn't sound like a "Plan B" I don't know what would.........
 
   
 
    Why then is there such a rush to go to Stage 4  
   
 
 
Write or email or phone to ask your councillors, why this isn't being publicised, why are we thinking of going to Stage 4 now....
 
   
 
 
       
   
 
   
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
 
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