This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Moorside, new nuclear plant should not be funded by Government.
Cumbria already has the intolerable burden of Sellafield. A major accident involving the liquid high level waste would have catastrophic consequences. Any dangerous development near to Sellafield would make a major accident more likely. Private developers cannot afford to underwrite this risk.
"Replacing the output of the shelved new nuclear plants at Wylfa, Moorside and Oldbury with renewables would be 13-33% cheaper, including the costs of balancing variable output, according to quickfire analysis from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit.....
Note that reductions in per-capita electricity generation have saved the UK the equivalent of four Hinkley Cs of demand since 2005
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