Flood Risk and Coastal Processes

Dragons, Meteors and Nuclear Power

In a previous post I wrote about how far back we need to look to have a reasonable chance of seeing rare events such as large floods and why it is much longer than the 150 years of data for Sizewell if we want to know the size of a 1 in 10,000 year event. […]

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150 Years Is Not Enough

At a recent meeting on ‘Coastal Processes’ at Sizewell held at Snape Maltings on the of 29th February Colin Taylor (Environment Manager (Marine), New Nuclear Build, EDF Energy) stated that they had 150 years of data for the coastal processes at Sizewell. He also said that their ‘models’ can predicted what has happened in the […]

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Sizewell B Emergency Response Centre public consultation

Here is the responses to my questions at the consultation. I have now posted their response to my response to their response to my questions here. From EDF 2012-07-04 Dear Mr Lux Re: Sizewell B Emergency Response Centre public consultation Thank you for your additional questions on the Sizewell B Emergency Response Centre (ERC). We […]

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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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Sizewell Flood Map

The map above reproduced from the UK Environment Agency shows the flood risk around the Sizewell plants.Flooding at nuclear power stations is a very International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) state that the flood risk should be one in 10,000 years. Over the absolute minimum time that can be expected for nuclear material to be on […]

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Response to the NPS for Energy Infrastructure in relation to Sizewell C nuclear power station (January 2011)

Storm Surge We refer extensively to British Energy Generation Ltd, Review of medium to long-term coastal, geohazard risks at British Energy sites, September 2007 which hereafter we shall refer to as ‘the Review’. Estimates of the effects of storm surge have been grossly underestimated. The figures used in the Review consider a 1 in 50 […]

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