Two wildlife charities have warned the building of a new nuclear power station in Suffolk could result in a catastrophic loss for nature. The RSPB and the Suffolk Wildlife Trust say Sizewell C would leave a whole range of species with an uncertain fate. However, energy company EDF says 250 hectares of land will be set aside for wildlife as part of the project.
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David Lowry’s submission to the Planning Inspectorate public consultation on Sizewell “C” says the so called “Sustainability appraisal key findings” on nuclear benefits generally and Sizewell C specifically to combatting climate change, as presented on page one of the Sustainability Statement are fake. The Applicant asserts that Sizewell C ‘s CO2 equivalent emissions would be “similar to wind and lower than solar”. This is untrue. Nuclear power will not provide any useful dent in curbing harmful emissions, as when the carbon footprint of its full uranium ‘fuel chain’ is considered- from uranium mining, milling, enrichment (which is highly energy intensive), fuel fabrication, irradiation, radioactive waste conditioning, storage, packaging to final disposal – nuclear power’s CO2 emissions are between 10 to 18 times greater than those from renewable energy technologies, according to a recent study by Mark Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, California. (https://web.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/Articles/I/ReviewSolGW09.pdf )
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