THE TRUE FACTS ABOUT NUCLEAR POWER
Why it is: Unaffordable - Dangerous - Unnecessary - Bad For The Environment
Huge tax payer and bill payer subsidies will be needed. Nuclear Power generation is ridiculously expensive. So why on earth....?
Terrorism, accidents, low level radiation emissions, flooding, leaks, security of supply - there are so many reasons why nuclear power is too dangerous to contemplate.
Nuclear Power is too expensive. Renewable energy sources can come on line much sooner. And then there's the link with nuclear weapons...
The dreadful legacy for future generations.
The Small Modular Reactor (SMR) programme announced by the Government will not only fail but will divert resources from tried and tested renewables. We have created a whole new section on the viability of SMR’s
Sellafield nuclear site hacked by groups linked to Russia and China. Malware may still be present and potential effects have been covered up by staff, Guardian investigation reveals. Guardian, Dec 4 2023.
Sellafield - Guardian investigation reveals ‘Bottomless pit of hell, money and despair’ at Europe’s most toxic nuclear site - Sellafield has leak that could pose risk to public. Guardian, Dec 4 2023.
On the 7th April 2020, Boris Johnson announced that Nuclear Power - something that most people thought had died a quiet death - was going to be an important element in acheiving a secure electricity supply, meeting the country's energy needs in the future and acheiving climate change agreement CO2 levels. This has been recently confirmed by Risi Sunak's Government.
While we believe that this target of 25% electricty generated by nuclear power is probably disingenous - just a quick and unaccountable way of magicing future carbon reduction targets out of thin air - we nevertheless feel it important that the British public are made aware of why such a policy is dangerous and unachievable and will hold back the development of renewable energy sources and storage.
That is why the STAND website has been revived and brought up to date, to make sure the British public are fully aware of the real facts behind nuclear power. However, the majority of our earlier research is still valid and can be seen on our Archives page and makes fascinating - and at times mind boggling - reading.
In this age of dis-information and social media trolling we believe it is important to provide only evidence based material, which is why we provide our reference sources wherever we can, and why we encourage any one who believes that we have got something factually wrong to let us know.