Hunterston B ‘Another Potential Chernobyl’ Fear

More worrying news about the United Kingdom’s ageing nuclear reactors which have repeatedly had their operational life extended despite safety concerns. Again its Hunterston in the new but other sites such as Heysham in Lancs are also potential trouble spots.

There is a report here from investigative news site ‘The Ferret’ which cites anti nuclear campaigners in Cumbria concerned about another potential Chernobyl:

Anti-nuclear campaigners from Cumbria are planning to hand in a letter to EDF at Hunterston this weekend calling for reactors three and four to be “mothballed for good”. They fear that the plant risks an accident similar to that at Chernobyl in Ukraine in 1986.

Here is the link to the full report:

https://theferret.scot/hunterston-nuclear-plant-four-safet…/

Also a link here to the latest Office for Nuclear Regulation quarterly report:

http://www.onr.org.uk/llc/2019/hunterston-b-2.pdf

Bernard Moffatt
Assistant General Secretary Celtic League

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