“NUKILLER IS KILLING US AND POISONING THE LAND,AIR & SEA” Extinction Rebellion ?
Reprocessing is the most dangerous and dirty phase of the nuclear fuel chain. It generates huge waste streams with no management solution and isolates plutonium, the fissile component of a nuclear weapon while releasing what is left of the uranium, supposedly for reuse but the industry much prefers freshly mined uranium. The spin is that this is “recycling” nuclear fuel. It is PR drivel. The Spent Fuel Ponds at Sellafield are a result of “Reprocessing” the world’s nuclear wastes – much of the reprocessing waste is discharged through a pipeline to the Irish Sea where it sits on the sea bed till resuspended and brought back on the tide.
We note with growing horror that the much publicised Extinction Rebellion has powerful and persuasive proponents who are agitating for the burning of Thorp’s plutonium “legacy” in so called fourth generation nuclear reactors. One of these proponents is George Monbiot who argues that the “radical action” needed to combat climate change is nuclear. This is extinction level propaganda. A whole generation of folk who are on the bridges in London as part of Extinction Rebellion have grown up without seeing ANY NGO action against nuclear. The biggest NGOs Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth no longer have nuclear as a “priority” campaign and when it is mentioned it is in the most tepid of terms as an “expensive white elephant”. NO it is a many headed hydra whose breath kills all life forms into eternity. Those promoting new nuclear reactors should be charged with premeditated murder. Instead they are revered as celebrities, such is the power of the media and clever soundbites which hide the truth by omission or direct lie.
Just as an experiment – have a look at Extinction Rebellion’s website – try searching for “nuclear’ or “nuclear power” This may be a genuine omission but scary given that the obscenity of Hinkley C is well underway (WHY WHY WHY !!!) and there are calls for more reactors to burn plutonium. It was after all the nuclear industry that helped blow a hole in the ozone layer and more besides. Extinction may be coming from an entirely different angle. Since the nuclear age, childhood cancer and other radiation linked diseases now affects so many young folk. The industry runs a Compensation Scheme for Radiation Linked Diseases – but those outside the gates are on their own…. the other night… almost literally.