Friday, February 22, 2008

Imagine a nuclear power station here....


This is the view from the 'wild side', near the lighthouse, looking up the coast towards the west, and the second peninsula is Thyspunt. It is about 12 km from St Francis, and has been earmarked for construction of a Nuclear Power plant, despite vigorous public opposition.


There is a farcical pretense that a process of consultation is taking place, but it is apparent that in reality, the decision to build an experimental pebble bed Nuclear reactor at Thyspunt is being steamrolled through. This is due to the power crisis that has been precipitated by the complete ineptitude of the powers that be.


Naturally a nuclear power plant so close to a prime built up area is cause for great concern, but there are many vested interests behind the scenes in this project, as both USA and Japan want a chance to test this technology, but are unable to do so on their own territory, so they have made it worth the while for our Government to push it through. I just wonder if the country as a whole will benefit, or if it will be the usual scenario of one or two key individuals having newly bulging bank accounts?

3 comments:

quintarantino said...

I just can´t believe it ... are they nuts?

Uma por Dia said...

Sad...

Anonymous said...

naturelover,

I am afraid it will happen. They don't give a damn about environment.