April, 2012

Importing French Nuclear Generated Electricity

I have heard many people argue that we HAVE to import electricity from France. The fact is that the decision on whether to import or export electricity is purely financial. If it is cheaper to buy electricity from abroad this will happen. First of all let us get the electricity imports into perspective. This is […]

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Secular and Transient Equilibrium Formula

I will give the full derivation since although it is quite long and looks complicated it uses nothing more than A-level mathematics. Despite this the solution of the differential equations is usually given as a standard solution rather than derived. Consider a parent isotope (P) decaying into a daughter product (D). The rate of decay […]

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Secular Equilibrium

The reason for this post is to help people understand ‘secular equilibrium’. The reason for people interest is mainly due to this report which is based on data here. I have a bit to say about this data but will not go into it now. If you want a more mathematical explanation the see here […]

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Sizewell B Layout

A more detailed plan can be found here.

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Sizewell Camp Boards

Several people have asked me for a copy of what we displayed on our boards at Sizewell Camp. Although they are quite large I have produced some PDFs. Also most of the information is on this site under the various categories. There are six panels altogether: Meeting our energy needs Sizewell Risk and Health Effects […]

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Coastal Erosion at Sizewell

The coast line around Sizewell is very dynamic. At present coastal erosion in the Dunwich area produces a lot of sediment that is moved south by longshore drift. This sediment protects the coast south of Dunwich from erosion forming a number of offshore sand banks as well as maintaining the beach. It is claimed that […]

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New Sarcophagus at the Chernobyl on 26th Anniversary

Ukraine will begin the construction of a new sarcophagus at the Chernobyl nuclear plant on April 26, the 26th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, the country’s president Viktor Yanukovych said. The Chernobyl sarcophagus will cost 935 million euro ($1.2 billion) to build. Most of the money was raised through a donation drive among […]

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Europeans and Nuclear Safety

This is just one result from a reporty by the EU on public perceptions of nuclear power. The survey was done October – November 2006. It is interesting how the response from ‘pro-nuclear’ France and ‘anti-nuclear’ Germany are about the same with more people being in favour reducing the amount of nuclear power.

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Department of Energy and Climate Change (and nuclear cleanup!)

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Nuclear Produces Less Than 4% Of Our Energy

It is often stated that nuclear produces 20% of our energy needs. This is wrong since it produces less than 20% of our our electricity. Electricity is only 18% of our energy.  

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