Saturday, 24 June 2017

Hinkley - totally criminal


Theresa May MP does not have the legal authority to approve Hinkley C – that requires a full Royal Commission. That will cost 100 million and reject the new nuclear plant.
It would require annual insurance of 100 billion. No insurance above 1 billion available – and it would make the power the dearest generated – 1000 UK pounds per kW hour.
Margret Thatcher approved Sizewell B with a 100 seat majority. She never had again.
Sizewell B is an illegal extension to Sizewell A – demolished in 2006, as the plant started leaking. Sizewell B never got its own planning permission – again a 100 million public enquiry is required. Never held! So Sizewell B illegal.
Hinkley B had planning until 1990! I pointed this out, and in 2010 EDF got its own engineers to certify the plant as safe. The British Council described this as 'legally unsafe'. Legal speak for totally illegal.
And so for 20 years Hinkley has absolutely no planning – and for 7 it has had no legal planning.
So Theresa May could not authorise anything more than minor extensions. She could not consent to a whole new plant being built.
Only a Royal Commission could do that – as prince Charles personally emailed me. So Hinkley must STEP 27 years ago. Every year of illegal operation gives a 10 million fine – at 1984 prices: the last time I saw the power plant regulator.

And the plant managers get 10 years in jail for every year of illegal operation: 370 years in total.
All construction of Hinkley C illegal – the army has the legal imperative to close down the site, and demolish all ground works. Jail time shared by EDF and the new Chinese plant owners.
The worst purchase in corporate history. Hinkley has proceded so far, due to massive bungs from British Nuclear, to the nuclear power regulator.

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