“26 Aug 2011
Environmental Group “Greenpeace Intl. – U.K. Branch” said on 26 Aug 2011, that it has sued the United Kingdom(UK), and Energy Secretary Chris Huhne in London for: “Unlawfully ignoring the Fukushima nuclear disaster in planning new reactors…The secretary of state unlawfully chose to press ahead with his plans for new nuclear reactors at eight(8) sites in England and Wales, without waiting to take into account relevant considerations arising from the Fukushima disaster”. Greenpeace asked a judge to review the government’s decisions in planning new reactors. Greenpeace submitted an 1,611-page legal petition to the High Court, and said it was seeking a judicial review, claiming that ministers were not taking into account specialist advice on the implications of the disaster on future reactors.
Greenpeace Executive Director, John Sauven said: “The tragic events of Fukushima have been a catalyst for governments around the world to look again at the safety and viability of their nuclear plans…Instead of following the lead of countries like Germany, our government has recklessly decided to push ahead with new nuclear power without properly taking into account many of the lessons from Fukushima or wider implications for the nuclear industry…We believe the Government’s failure to properly consult experts and the public after the Fukushima tragedy amounts to a dangerous attempt to cut corners and carve out voices of concern, in order to keep pushing forward with its favorite technology…Following Fukushima, a number of countries decided nuclear power wasn’t worth the risk or increased costs and focused on safer, clean renewable technologies; Instead, in Britain (despite election promises), the coalition Government is planning HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF POUNDS(STERLING) MORE IN HIDDEN SUBSIDIES FOR THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY, and dragging its heels on creating the green jobs and growth we need”. Greenpeace further accused the Government of “unlawfully” pressing ahead with plans to build 8 new nuclear reactors in England and Wales; without waiting to take into account relevant considerations arising from the Fukushima incident.
A spokesman for the U.K.’s “Department of Energy and Climate Change” said: “We are confident that the designation of the Nuclear National Policy Statement was lawful.”
Thanks to Bloomberg, 26 Aug 2011
WHERE IS THE “UNITED KINGDOM (UK)” ? Well…It seems to depend on who you ask. Problem is, that since the decline of the “ British Empire” of Victorian times, there have been several politically correct names applied to the country. Now “Great Britain(GB) ”, United Kingdom (UK), England, and Britain, are used interchangeably as evidenced by article above.
The United Kingdom(UK), is a sovereign state and a country, which considers England, Scotland, Whales and Northern Ireland as its constituents, even though each has evolved(morphed) into other forms of self-government. The British Prime Minister’s website euphemistically uses the phrase “COUNTRIES WITHIN A COUNTRY” (Very politically correct/inclusive – be it true or not)to describe the United Kingdom. However, Northern Ireland considers itself a “Province” of Great Britain. Notwithstanding, globalization requires all countries to adopt a two letter acronym; so, “Great Britain” is internationally recognized as “GB”. So be it, you Brits! (fun intended).
NOW THEN, GETTING TO THE “NUT OF THE COCONUT”: To build, or not to build, 8 new reactors in GB, That is the question. When Faced with a lawsuit from Greenpeace international, The GB “Department of Energy and Climate Change” said: “We are confident that the designation of the Nuclear National Policy Statement was lawful.”. NO ROOM FOR DISCUSSION OR CONSIDERATION SHOWN HERE! – Quite simply stated, the Powers of B have deigned the creation of 8 more reactors necessary, and the GB government has passed laws to support such a position. At least the official didn’t say: What’s with Fukushima?, they didn’t even buy our MOX. What’s to be learned from them? Who cares anyway!; SO, BRITISH BIG BROTHER SAYS: WE NEED 8 MORE REACTORS! But why would British Big Brother want 8 new reactors to be built in GB? Because they can, and because there is money, LOTS OF MONEY , for all government officials(and others) involved in the process. Almost certainly, they have a defensible argument to do so, and to justify their political decision. Brits are very good at that; However, experience has tought us the Nuclear Cartel pays-off (buys the collusion of) officials in all “nuclear generating” countries. Go figure! About $10,000 MILLION per reactor…is a very politically corruptive figure. Just read my article below, and see if you agree:
BRIT GOVERNMENT AND NUCLEAR CARTEL COLLUDED TO PLAY-DOWN FUKUSHIMA, dated 30 Jun 2011.
Remember, The Nuclear(Uranium)Cartel not only pollutes our environment worldwide, it also corrupts our political systems out of shape. That, is their Modus-operandi.