Labour team visits Hinkley C site

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LABOUR’S Shadow Department for Energy and Climate Change visited the Hinkley C site and Bridgwater College.

Caroline Flint MP and Tom Greatrex MP visited Hinkley C and the Energy and Skills Centre at Bridgwater College last month.

The aim of the visit was a fact finding tour, to establish the full impact of the Energy infrastructure project. Cllr Mick Lerry, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Bridgwater and West Somerset, said: “Members of the Labour Group were able to discuss the implications of the construction stage of Hinkley C and how it was important to avoid ‘boom and bust’.

“We were able to explain the importance of Community Benefit during the construction stage of the power station.”

Both MPs were interested in the proposals put forward by the Labour Group and another meeting will be scheduled early this year.

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10:58am Tue 31 Dec 13

PCAH says...

For the labour party team on a fact finding visit to the Hinkley Point nuclear site they need to balance the pro nuclear propaganda they received against the published evidence of the public health costs paid by Somerset residents over the past 45 years and available on the Stop Hinkley website: www.stophinkley.org. More evidence has recently become available from the US Environmental Protection Agency on www.epa.gov./radiati
on/radionuclides identifying individual radionuclides, how to diagnose, treat and prevent the fatal illnesses they cause. Another independent paper 'The Real Lessons of Fukushima' by Gordon Taylor is available from www.energypolicy.co.
uk/FukushimaRealLess
ons.pdf
Since 2006 when Hinkley A decommissioning began the incidence of perinatal mortality in Somerset has doubled and cancer rates are 45% higher than in neighbouring counties. The Environment Agency has recorded double the usual rate of marine sample radiation. The reason is the uncontrolled discharge of poisonous radioactive gases into the atmosphere, thus polluting the air which flows across Somerset to be inhaled and ingested into the lymph system and subsequent premature mortality. If as a result of their research the labour party at last recognises that nuclear 'health detriment' cannot be justified, they can move on to supporting wind, wave, tidal, hydro and solar development in Somerset and rule out new nuclear.
For the labour party team on a fact finding visit to the Hinkley Point nuclear site they need to balance the pro nuclear propaganda they received against the published evidence of the public health costs paid by Somerset residents over the past 45 years and available on the Stop Hinkley website: www.stophinkley.org. More evidence has recently become available from the US Environmental Protection Agency on www.epa.gov./radiati on/radionuclides identifying individual radionuclides, how to diagnose, treat and prevent the fatal illnesses they cause. Another independent paper 'The Real Lessons of Fukushima' by Gordon Taylor is available from www.energypolicy.co. uk/FukushimaRealLess ons.pdf Since 2006 when Hinkley A decommissioning began the incidence of perinatal mortality in Somerset has doubled and cancer rates are 45% higher than in neighbouring counties. The Environment Agency has recorded double the usual rate of marine sample radiation. The reason is the uncontrolled discharge of poisonous radioactive gases into the atmosphere, thus polluting the air which flows across Somerset to be inhaled and ingested into the lymph system and subsequent premature mortality. If as a result of their research the labour party at last recognises that nuclear 'health detriment' cannot be justified, they can move on to supporting wind, wave, tidal, hydro and solar development in Somerset and rule out new nuclear. PCAH
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12:35pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Alex@SDA says...

Reading the article it seems the purpose of this visit was....

"The aim of the visit was a fact finding tour, to establish the full impact of the Energy infrastructure project. Cllr Mick Lerry, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Bridgwater and West Somerset, said: “Members of the Labour Group were able to discuss the implications of the construction stage"

I hope this was discussed with local councils and those that will be affected by the build process, and not simply hear the positives from the constructors point of view? Suspect probably didn't happen that way.

The article goes on to make the following quote, but doesn't appear to be attributed to anyone?

“We were able to explain the importance of Community Benefit during the construction stage of the power station.”

I'm rather intrigued who made that statement.. My cynical guess is this might have been one-sided.

Alex
Reading the article it seems the purpose of this visit was.... [Quote] "The aim of the visit was a fact finding tour, to establish the full impact of the Energy infrastructure project. Cllr Mick Lerry, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Bridgwater and West Somerset, said: “Members of the Labour Group were able to discuss the implications of the construction stage" [Quote end] I hope this was discussed with local councils and those that will be affected by the build process, and not simply hear the positives from the constructors point of view? Suspect probably didn't happen that way. The article goes on to make the following quote, but doesn't appear to be attributed to anyone? [Quote] “We were able to explain the importance of Community Benefit during the construction stage of the power station.” [Quote end] I'm rather intrigued who made that statement.. My cynical guess is this might have been one-sided. Alex Alex@SDA
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2:19pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Blue Owl says...

Oh Alex of Asda.. Give Councillor Leary his 2 Mins of Fame, along with the two nobodies that none of us have heard of from the Labour Gov, MP.
After all he is on his post election Campaign as the Labours Candidate for our Region...........Ho Ho Ho !!! "it's still the 12 days of Christmas"" plus, you have to remember that the " Bridgwater Labour Mercury weekly No News " needs some 'Copy' to be able to put out an overpriced Local paper @ Only
0.80p or is it 0.85p, never buy it now myself, as no New News inside. Just Front Page Headline Grabbers to suck the buyers in to part with their monies.......
Me , I loved the recycled Headlines in this Format on line Re: SDC Approval of new Homes @ Durleigh.........If only this were New News !!!!!!!!
David L Preece. One year older One year more Cynical !!!!!!!!!
Oh Alex of Asda.. Give Councillor Leary his 2 Mins of Fame, along with the two nobodies that none of us have heard of from the Labour Gov, MP. After all he is on his post election Campaign as the Labours Candidate for our Region...........Ho Ho Ho !!! "it's still the 12 days of Christmas"" plus, you have to remember that the " Bridgwater Labour Mercury weekly No News " needs some 'Copy' to be able to put out an overpriced Local paper @ Only 0.80p or is it 0.85p, never buy it now myself, as no New News inside. Just Front Page Headline Grabbers to suck the buyers in to part with their monies....... Me , I loved the recycled Headlines in this Format on line Re: SDC Approval of new Homes @ Durleigh.........If only this were New News !!!!!!!! David L Preece. One year older One year more Cynical !!!!!!!!! Blue Owl
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10:26pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Alex@SDA says...

See your'e back Mr B.O. Where have you been? By the way I'm nothing to do with Asda.

I have to say you are right regards value for money with the Murkey. This current edition is a mere 31 pages fro the princely sum of 80p. it is an outrage when you look at the actual news content.

OK I get the fact that it was Christmas for the Murkey team as well, but considering half the size, ought to be half the price. Missus buys it like it is a religion.

I digress. Whether Cllr Leary needs his 15 mins (as per Andy Wharhol) is immaterial. What does matter is what appears to be a rather one sided affair regarding a presentation for the effects of the HPC build, and a quote that seems to have little or no accreditation.

Any way. Happy new year.
See your'e back Mr B.O. Where have you been? By the way I'm nothing to do with Asda. I have to say you are right regards value for money with the Murkey. This current edition is a mere 31 pages fro the princely sum of 80p. it is an outrage when you look at the actual news content. OK I get the fact that it was Christmas for the Murkey team as well, but considering half the size, ought to be half the price. Missus buys it like it is a religion. I digress. Whether Cllr Leary needs his 15 mins (as per Andy Wharhol) is immaterial. What does matter is what appears to be a rather one sided affair regarding a presentation for the effects of the HPC build, and a quote that seems to have little or no accreditation. Any way. Happy new year. Alex@SDA
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1:11am Fri 3 Jan 14

lordgodalmighty says...

Who cares if we have huge leaks of radiation - if we dont do it, there are plenty others all over the planet actively doing it for us right now :

say thanks to the forces in the middle east for spreading the love of radioactive dust :
http://www.aljazeera
.com/indepth/feature
s/2013/03/2013315171
951838638.html

or the japanese who entrust their nuclear power to the mafia :
http://rt.com/news/f
ukushima-workers-nuc
lear-yakuza-006/


Might as well build hinkley c, d, e, f and god knows how many more - as a planet we have surely passed the point of no return a long time ago ?
Who cares if we have huge leaks of radiation - if we dont do it, there are plenty others all over the planet actively doing it for us right now : say thanks to the forces in the middle east for spreading the love of radioactive dust : http://www.aljazeera .com/indepth/feature s/2013/03/2013315171 951838638.html or the japanese who entrust their nuclear power to the mafia : http://rt.com/news/f ukushima-workers-nuc lear-yakuza-006/ Might as well build hinkley c, d, e, f and god knows how many more - as a planet we have surely passed the point of no return a long time ago ? lordgodalmighty
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