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by alex
Tue May 31, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Planned Somerset nuclear plant on hold ? or not ?
Replies: 295
Views: 138729

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/may/30/edf-hinkley-point-deal-radioactive-waste-sparks-anger Government refuses to disclose costs of nuclear waste contract. Apparently - according to a senior ex employee - the used fuel rods known as candelas for the EPR type reactor needs to be wet store...
by alex
Sat May 14, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Planned Somerset nuclear plant on hold ? or not ?
Replies: 295
Views: 138729

To get back on topic, it was announced last night* that the cost of the proposed new nuke "could reach £21 billion" was not it only about 18 billion a few months ago ? Presumably this will require either a bigger subsidy towards the capital costs, or a higher price for the electricity pro...
by alex
Wed May 11, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Planned Somerset nuclear plant on hold ? or not ?
Replies: 295
Views: 138729

That a mobile phone battery has gone from the size of a brick to the size of a biscuit is not entirely relevant, nor is it entirely accurate. Electronics used to be voltage orientated and were power hungry, now it is mostly current orientated and is comparatively power frugal. Having siad that, wit...
by alex
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Planned Somerset nuclear plant on hold ? or not ?
Replies: 295
Views: 138729

Back to the subject matter. The May 11th Meeting was going to be the tenth time they were to make the decision. Now September, does that make it eleven, not sure? The project is in trouble and the departure of a senior figure followed by another delay is an irritating nail in the Électricité de Fran...
by alex
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Planned Somerset nuclear plant on hold ? or not ?
Replies: 295
Views: 138729

I have a Peugeot 405 - 1966 and a van - 1968. Not much rust on either, and still used every day. Not many makes (particularly vans) you can say that of. Vans were brilliant. I had a fleet of them, replaced three with Ford Connect which were expensive to run, back to Peugeot. The 407 car I had was d...
by alex
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Planned Somerset nuclear plant on hold ? or not ?
Replies: 295
Views: 138729

Just remember folks..... The French came third in the war! Not only that, they also build Peugeot cars.
by alex
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Planned Somerset nuclear plant on hold ? or not ?
Replies: 295
Views: 138729

Another one jumps ship. It is all down to money, so they say; but perhaps lack of confidence in the whole affair compounded with safety and composition flaws in the nuclear flasks as constructed by the almost defunct company Areva which the state owned Électricité de France has recently inherited. A...
by alex
Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Planned Somerset nuclear plant on hold ? or not ?
Replies: 295
Views: 138729

I think this report is rather damning, and an excellent summation of history as well as the state of other EPR planned stations....

FROM THE ECOLOGIST
by alex
Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Hinkley State Aid decision: petition to the EC
Replies: 4
Views: 4053

Link passed to "Stop Hinkley"
by alex
Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power Saving Vacuum Cleaners
Replies: 30
Views: 5860

There is another debate that perhaps hairdryers would eventually fall into this new regime as well.

So 1,800 watts taking shall we say 20 minutes to dry a full barnet, reduce to 900 watts, takes 40 minutes!

Is it me?

Alex
by alex
Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: The all-new EU consultation on Hinkley C
Replies: 3
Views: 9223

This is from The Ecologist. Might seem long winded but an excellent summation of the state of affairs. This article is based on a multi-signatory submission to the European Commission on Hinkley C, written by Paul Dorfman. which is available on the UCL website. As the European Commission considers ...
by alex
Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Plastic money
Replies: 14
Views: 4423

Iv'e met these things (plastic bank-notes) in Canada. At first I didn't realise but thought them to be too pristine and rather false. By the way at the time the guy who is now governor of the bank of England was running the show over there. Leave one out in the sun for a couple of hours as done with...
by alex
Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Savile, Politicians and Dignitories
Replies: 20
Views: 5430

And it still goes on. More scandal around the dear old Beeb

From the Daily Mail 64 YEAR OLD & 74 YEAR OLD ARRESTED

They might not have been named but doesn't take much to work out.

Alex
by alex
Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Hinkley C Start up
Replies: 33
Views: 30052

This may give an indication if FLAMANVILLE REPORT is anything to go by.

Bit of an epistle but well worth reading in full.

Alex
by alex
Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: Badger Cull
Replies: 274
Views: 78638

I'm in the "pioneering" area of the badger cull.

We have the misfortune of an idiot of an MP in this area, and if you want to have proof, look at this link in the BRIDGWATER MERCURY The comments following the article sum it up nicely.

Alex