Saturday, 30 January 2016

Belgian nukes are starting to crumble

A few days after Green MEP Molly Scott Cato blew the whistle on EDF's attempt to build new nukes in Somerset, I received this from Avaaz:

Nuclear experts are scared: Belgium has just restarted two ancient and cracked nuclear power plants that threaten to unleash another Chernobyl disaster right in the heart of Europe! 

One of the aging reactors suffered a fire and explosion weeks ago and Belgium’s own nuclear safety chief called for checks after discovering 16,000 cracks! Neighbouring countries are raising the safety alarm and German Environment Minister, Barbara Hendricks, is ready to take our concerns into a meeting with Belgium on Monday.

RT has a useful piece on the failure of Belgium's nuclear power here.

What this is starting to expose is exactly what Greens have been shouting about for years. Nuclear power is dirty, dangerous and expensive. It is no substitute for clean renewable energy.

Please sign the petition from Avaaz.

1 comment:

Maggie said...

Why am I not surprised? We have lived and still live in a complacent, pragmatic culture lacking common sense and awareness of the entropy that underpins the physical world; matter deteriorates. Human consciousness has to grow to match and control technological advances. It isn't rocket science; it's common sense.