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 recently announced by the Government will not only fail but will divert resources from tried and tested renewables.
Here at STAND we consider the whole issue of SMR’s to be of critical importance, both to Severnside, where 4 such reactors are mooted for the old, soon-to-be-inundated, Oldbury site, but for the nation as a whole.
UK Govt regularly pays renewable providers to turn off electricity generated from wind power while paying companies to turn on gas power plants. Read this in-depth article that explains exactly how this crazy situation has arisen. Jan 3, 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.
While we believe that his target of 25% electricty generated by nuclear power was 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.