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Planned Somerset nuclear plant on hold ? or not ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hinkley point deal "risky and expensive" according to NAO.
I think that by "risky" they mean financially risky and not that it might blow up.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40372613
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With luck the project will collapse financially before building is complete. Of course that will then lead to power cuts because the government will have no plan b
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On tonight's "points west" evening TV news it was reported that the Hinkley project is already over budget and behind time.
In addition to last nights other negative reports.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The chance of this coming in on time and on budget are approximately zero.

I think the most likely outcome is that it'll be cancelled partway through construction.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

clv101 wrote:
The chance of this coming in on time and on budget are approximately zero.

I think the most likely outcome is that it'll be cancelled partway through construction.


Yes, and within a few days of your post quoted above, another £1.5 billion of extra costs have been announced. And some delay.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40479053
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

adam2 wrote:
clv101 wrote:
The chance of this coming in on time and on budget are approximately zero.

I think the most likely outcome is that it'll be cancelled partway through construction.


Yes, and within a few days of your post quoted above, another £1.5 billion of extra costs have been announced. And some delay.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40479053


That is an estimated cost of very nearly £20 billion so far.
Pity we did not spend five billion on PV, five billion on wind turbines, five billion on a tidal barrage, and five billion on conservation instead.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Renewed calls for a strike by workers.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-41353437
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And now a dispute about the waste from dredging.
Personally I think that the risk of the waste being dangerously radioactive is negligible and I would no concerns about it being dumped near me.

My views wont however stop a huge nimbyfest, protests and calls for more studies, consultations and enquiries.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-41347137
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adam2 wrote:
Renewed calls for a strike by workers.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-41353437


95% of workers reject offer. Strike action will ensue unless the employers up their offer.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Local radio reports that the strike has started already, for 24 hours from 06-00 this morning. (wed 27/09)
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