New nuclear power station in Cumbria could create 21,000 jobs

A BRAND new nuclear power station could be built in Cumbria creating an estimated 21,000 jobs.

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has reached an agreement today with Toshiba and its partner, GDF Suez, over land owned by the NDS at Moorside, near Sellafield.

This, said a spokesman for the NDA, is a ‘key step forward’ in enabling the development of a new nuclear power station on the site.

"This is a significant step forward for the plan to establish new nuclear in West Cumbria,” said NDA chief executive officer, John Clarke.

“Together with our nuclear partners we are seeing the emergence of West Cumbria as a centre of nuclear excellence across the whole span of the industry from new build to decommissioning and waste management."

Toshiba and GDF Suez intend to build three reactors at Moorside, to come online from 2024.

They will deliver around 3.4GW of new nuclear capacity - which is enough to power up to six million homes.

It is estimated that the project will result in 21,000 jobs over the construction period, including peak on-site employment of more than 6,000 people.

In the operational phase the three reactors will sustain around 1,000 permanent jobs over the course of the reactors' lifetimes.

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7:26pm Fri 2 May 14

Yarbles says...

marianneb wrote:
So Toshiba walks away from any responsibility for Fukushima (apart from getting mafia like contracts to "clean up" ) to set up shop in Cumbria?

Are Cumbrians going to allow that to happen?

The Lakes fresh water resource is already under
pressure with 4 million gallons+ a day going to cool existing wastes at
Sellafield. The wastes from any insane new build next to Sellafield would be hotter and require cooling
for decades longer with the hot water being discharged into the Irish Sea
and swept down to Morecambe Bay along with the increased radioactive discharges.

No worries tho - Cumbrians can drink the water from a desalination plant (really..this is the plan) sucking radioactive silts up off the coast, while the nuclear wastes are flushed over with the pure clean water from Wastwater and freshwater bore holes and rivers.

And look ....just look at how small Moorcide would be (!!) only a little bit bigger than the biggest most dangerous nuclear site in Europe - http://mariannewilda

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? how is the lakes fresh water resource under pressure, and why on earth would a de-salination plant be installed in the wettest part of england. Where did you get this info?
[quote][p][bold]marianneb[/bold] wrote: So Toshiba walks away from any responsibility for Fukushima (apart from getting mafia like contracts to "clean up" ) to set up shop in Cumbria? Are Cumbrians going to allow that to happen? The Lakes fresh water resource is already under pressure with 4 million gallons+ a day going to cool existing wastes at Sellafield. The wastes from any insane new build next to Sellafield would be hotter and require cooling for decades longer with the hot water being discharged into the Irish Sea and swept down to Morecambe Bay along with the increased radioactive discharges. No worries tho - Cumbrians can drink the water from a desalination plant (really..this is the plan) sucking radioactive silts up off the coast, while the nuclear wastes are flushed over with the pure clean water from Wastwater and freshwater bore holes and rivers. And look ....just look at how small Moorcide would be (!!) only a little bit bigger than the biggest most dangerous nuclear site in Europe - http://mariannewilda rt.wordpress.com/201 4/04/07/dont-mention -the-n-word-at-cumbr ia-wildlife-trusts-i rish-sea-conference/[/p][/quote]? how is the lakes fresh water resource under pressure, and why on earth would a de-salination plant be installed in the wettest part of england. Where did you get this info? Yarbles
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12:28am Sat 3 May 14

marianneb says...

Millions of gallons of fresh water are already abstracted daily from
Wastwater and other fresh water sources to provide showers and laundry and cool the wastes at Sellafield.
meanwhile United Utilities are searching to find new freshwater sources for
domestic supplies on the West Coast.
“this is the start of a long-term project to re-evaluate the way we
deliver water in this special part of Cumbria so that we maintain
excellent services to our customers while minimising the impact on very
sensitive local habitats. We reviewed a wide range of possible options for
new water supplies in conjunction with the Environment Agency. One good
alternative source is the sandstone aquifer in the Egremont area and
that's what we are tapping into. We may need to look at other potential
sources in future too. We also want to reduce the area's overall demand
for water” http://www.uniteduti
lities.com/7705.aspx


freedom of info questions below show profligate water and gas use already by Sellafield which stopped producing electricity in 2006
--------------------
-------- Original Message --------------------
--------
Subject: 15301320 - NDA response - water abstraction etc.
From: "Enquiries"
Date: Tue, November 15, 2011 11:02 am
To: Radiation Free Lakeland
--------------------
--------------------
--------------------
--------------
Dear Ms Birkby
Please find set out below responses to the queries received from you on
the 24th October:
1. Regarding your question 'What is the salary per year of Sellafield
Ltd's non executive director Lord Clark (including for example attendance
expenses)?' This information is not held by the NDA and I have been
informed by Sellafield Ltd that this information is not available in the
public domain.

Water Abstraction
The Abstraction licence issued by the Environment Agency to the NDA allows
abstraction of a total of 6,637,307 M3 of water per annum from Wastwater,
but the maximum abstraction in any 24 hour period must not exceed
18,184m3. During FY 2010/11 Sellafield abstracted a total of 5,166,397 m3
of water which represents 78% of the maximum allowed annual water
abstraction. In the same period over 0.6 million m3 of water (10% of the
water abstracted from Wastwater) was treated and used as "domestic water"
on site to support the health, hygiene and welfare needs of the over
10,000 people who work at Sellafield. The Environment Agency have in
addition issued licences for water abstraction from the River Ehen, River
Calder, Beckermet Mine and Boreholes near Calder Bridge and Calder Valley.
During FY 2010/11 Sellafield abstracted a combined total of 320,431 m3 of
water from these sources, this represents less than 6% of the total water
used at Sellafield. The data above excludes abstraction from Wastwater and
Calder Valley Boreholes used solely to maintain compensation freshwater
flow in the rivers Irt and Calder during extended periods of dry weather
for ecological & environmental reasons.

Gas purchases
The volume of gas used by Fellside CHP for 2010 (calendar year 1Jan-31Dec
2010) is 210,646,330 M3 at STP (STP is Standard Temp (15C)& Pressure of
1013.25 mbar).
We wish to point out that this data could not accurately be used in a
carbon footprint calculation. The actual CO2 emission data for 2010 is
421,691 Tonnes CO2, (this value has been independently verified under the
EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EUETS)) and relates to the entire electrical
and steam output from the Fellside CHP power station…..

Future Projections – Water and Gas Useage
Any new build associated with Nuclear Power generation is a matter for the
developer NuGen to develop its own proposals for water demand and
potential sources of suitable water supply.…….
Any additional demand for gas and water use for the new build reactor
adjacent to Sellafield would be a matter for NuGen and not the NDA.”



The Environment Agency told us at the Still Waters Partneship meeting in Windermere 2011 that a desalination plant is being seriously considered for West Cumbria
Millions of gallons of fresh water are already abstracted daily from Wastwater and other fresh water sources to provide showers and laundry and cool the wastes at Sellafield. meanwhile United Utilities are searching to find new freshwater sources for domestic supplies on the West Coast. “this is the start of a long-term project to re-evaluate the way we deliver water in this special part of Cumbria so that we maintain excellent services to our customers while minimising the impact on very sensitive local habitats. We reviewed a wide range of possible options for new water supplies in conjunction with the Environment Agency. One good alternative source is the sandstone aquifer in the Egremont area and that's what we are tapping into. We may need to look at other potential sources in future too. We also want to reduce the area's overall demand for water” http://www.uniteduti lities.com/7705.aspx freedom of info questions below show profligate water and gas use already by Sellafield which stopped producing electricity in 2006 -------------------- -------- Original Message -------------------- -------- Subject: 15301320 - NDA response - water abstraction etc. From: "Enquiries" Date: Tue, November 15, 2011 11:02 am To: Radiation Free Lakeland -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------- Dear Ms Birkby Please find set out below responses to the queries received from you on the 24th October: 1. Regarding your question 'What is the salary per year of Sellafield Ltd's non executive director Lord Clark (including for example attendance expenses)?' This information is not held by the NDA and I have been informed by Sellafield Ltd that this information is not available in the public domain. Water Abstraction The Abstraction licence issued by the Environment Agency to the NDA allows abstraction of a total of 6,637,307 M3 of water per annum from Wastwater, but the maximum abstraction in any 24 hour period must not exceed 18,184m3. During FY 2010/11 Sellafield abstracted a total of 5,166,397 m3 of water which represents 78% of the maximum allowed annual water abstraction. In the same period over 0.6 million m3 of water (10% of the water abstracted from Wastwater) was treated and used as "domestic water" on site to support the health, hygiene and welfare needs of the over 10,000 people who work at Sellafield. The Environment Agency have in addition issued licences for water abstraction from the River Ehen, River Calder, Beckermet Mine and Boreholes near Calder Bridge and Calder Valley. During FY 2010/11 Sellafield abstracted a combined total of 320,431 m3 of water from these sources, this represents less than 6% of the total water used at Sellafield. The data above excludes abstraction from Wastwater and Calder Valley Boreholes used solely to maintain compensation freshwater flow in the rivers Irt and Calder during extended periods of dry weather for ecological & environmental reasons. Gas purchases The volume of gas used by Fellside CHP for 2010 (calendar year 1Jan-31Dec 2010) is 210,646,330 M3 at STP (STP is Standard Temp (15C)& Pressure of 1013.25 mbar). We wish to point out that this data could not accurately be used in a carbon footprint calculation. The actual CO2 emission data for 2010 is 421,691 Tonnes CO2, (this value has been independently verified under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EUETS)) and relates to the entire electrical and steam output from the Fellside CHP power station….. Future Projections – Water and Gas Useage Any new build associated with Nuclear Power generation is a matter for the developer NuGen to develop its own proposals for water demand and potential sources of suitable water supply.……. Any additional demand for gas and water use for the new build reactor adjacent to Sellafield would be a matter for NuGen and not the NDA.” The Environment Agency told us at the Still Waters Partneship meeting in Windermere 2011 that a desalination plant is being seriously considered for West Cumbria marianneb
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