In previous posts and briefing documents we have argued that HUnterston poses a grave threat to the safety of everyone living in the Central Belt and that moreover, nuclear should have no part in the transition to a sustainable economy.
The Office of Nuclear Regulation has given EDF permission to restart reactor 4 at Hunterston B. The date is not yet certain but the probable date is 30th August. Although cracking in Reactor 4 is not as extensive as in Reactor 3, there is an issue of some cracks openings that are greater than 1.2 cm wide (ie ~½ inch).
Actions you might wish to take:
- Write (with copies to social media) to the following people – (addresses are given below)
- the Chief Inspector of the Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR),
- the Chief Executive of the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA),
- your own MSP and the current Scottish Minister for Energy
- the Scottish Government’s Director of Energy and Climate Change
In writing to the above and in using social media, you might express the views that:
- both the Hunterston B reactors should remain closed for good
- that EDF and North Ayrshire Council should publish their plans for evacuation in the event of a nuclear accident; and
- that free potassium iodate tablets should be pre-distributed to the population within 50 km of Hunterston B.
Consider planning, organising and participating in demonstrations outside Hunterston.
Office for Nuclear Regulation
Building 4, Redgrave Court
Bootle L20 7HS
Or use the online form http://www.onr.org.uk/complaining-about-onr.htm
Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
Strathallan House, Castle Business Park
Stirling FK9 4TZ
or online form https://www.sepa.org.uk/contact/contact-us-via-email/
Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands
The Scottish Government
St. Andrew’s House, Regent Road
Edinburgh EH1 3DG
Scottish Government Energy and Climate Change Directorate
Director of Energy and Climate Change
Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
Glasgow G2 8LU
North Ayrshire Council
Irvine KA12 8EE
East Ayrshire Council
Kilmarnock KA3 7BU
(Thanks to Edinburgh CND for much of this information).
By Jonathonchampton at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11050069