October 2021 : COP26 and Bradwell B
COP 26, the United Nations international conference on Climate Change, in Glasgow, is seen as the Last Chance Saloon at which countries must redouble their commitments to reduce carbon emissions, to the level of ‘net zero’ by mid-century.
Click here to read Andy Blowers’ article for the October edition of Regional Life in full
September 2021 : Coastal Nuclear Infrastructures at a time of Climate Change
About fifty miles up the coast from Bradwell, the iconic white dome of the Sizewell B nuclear power station provides a striking landmark. Together with Sizewell A (now closed), it forms a sprawling industrial complex of reactors, highly radioactive spent fuel stores, pipelines and power lines. Just to its north lies the Minsmere Reserve, one of the RSPB’s most popular and precious assets; to the south a fine stretch of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty stretching towards Aldeburgh.
Andy Blowers argues that the latest Report on Climate Change means that plans for Sizewell C and Bradwell B must be abandoned in the BANNG column for Regional Life September 2021
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8th September 2021 : Climate Change the big issue for nuclear power on the East coast
According to Andrew Blowers, Emeritus Professor of Social Sciences at the Open University, Climate Change has become the overriding issue facing the future of the proposed Sizewell C and Bradwell B nuclear power projects on the East Anglian coast. ‘Far from being a solution to the problem of Climate Change, new nuclear power stations like Sizewell C and Bradwell B on the fragile and vulnerable east coast, are likely to become victims of the inevitable, imminent and irreversible consequences of global warming’.
August 2021 : Nuclear Power at Bradwell: past, present and future..?
Locally here, all around the Blackwater Estuary, the twin towers of the reactor buildings of the former Bradwell A nuclear power plant are visible for many miles around. Now the industry wants to build a vast, new nuclear station ten times the physical size and ten times the power output next door to the former plant.
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26th July 2021 : Press Release: Nucleus Interruptus..?
The Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group (BANNG) has welcomed the news of the possible withdrawal of the Chinese project to build a gigantic nuclear power station at Bradwell but has struck a note of caution.
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APRIL 2021 : What’s it all about?
Andy Blowers speculates on the real reason behind the Environment Agency’s recent public consultation on Bradwell B in the BANNG column for the April 2021 edition of Regional Life magazine… click here to continue reading article in full
*** To read BANNG’s full response to the above consultation click here ***