Sunday, 30 October 2016

How Many PRISMs Deliver As Much Electricity As All Of The UK's Wind Turbines?

The clearest way of comparing the amount of electricity different technologies deliver is to calculate how many homes can be supplied and for how many years.

The most recent statistics from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) shows that annual UK average domestic household consumption is 3,938kWh. 

And this is how it works out for PRISM Reactors versus the whole of the UK's Wind Farm Fleet:

The UK has 14,118 GW of installed wind turbine capacity - 6,697 wind turbines. They will power 9,547,144 homes for their lifespan of 25 years.
A single PRISM reactor, with a rating of 622 MW and a Capacity Factor of 90% will power 1,245,264 homes for its Design Life of 60 years.
You Pays Your Money - You Takes Your Pick:
OR

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

DNA Double Stranded Breaks - Heads, It's Radiation! Tails, It's Folate Deficiency!

The cells in our body each contain [23 pairs] 46 chromosomes consisting of tightly wound, double stranded DNA. There's about 2 metres of it in each cell and 10 trillion cells in our bodies. So there's an awful  lot of DNA susceptible to damage in 
The Complex You:


Folate deficiency and ionizing radiation cause DNA breaks in primary human lymphocytes: a comparison

ABSTRACT
 DNA double-strand breaks, the most serious DNA lesion caused by ionizing radiation, are also caused by several vitamin or mineral deficiencies, such as for folate.

These findings suggest that a diet poor in folate may pose a risk of DNA damage comparable to that of a relatively high dose of radiation

Our results also suggest that research on biological effects of low-dose radiation should take into account the nutritional status of the subjects, because folate deficiency could confound the effects of low-dose radiation.

RESULTS 

Both folate deficiency and ionizing radiation at relatively high doses cause DNA breaks, as measured by the Comet assay:
For the conditions we used in this study, physiological concentrations of folate deficiency induced as much DNA damage as did 1 Gy of radiation, a relatively high dose of radiation.


Folate deficiency and high doses, but not low doses, of radiation inhibit growth of primary human lymphocytes:
Cells irradiated with 1 Gy had a proliferation rate of ~50% of that of unirradiated cells (P<0.001); 5 Gy completely abolished lymphocyte proliferation (P<0.001). 


Apoptosis is increased by both folate deficiency and high doses, but not low doses, of ionizing radiation:
For radiation, an increase in apoptosis was observed only at the highest dose, 5 Gy, where 16% of the cells were apoptotic, compared with 8% for unirradiated cells. Cells irradiated with  1 Gy had a similar percentage of apoptotic cells as unirradiated cells 











A Telling little laboratory 'accident' lead to this research:
Jim MacGregor...... was looking at radiation breaking chromosomes in precursors of mouse red blood cells, and one day all his control mice were full of chromosome breaks. It turned out the company that sold him the vitamin mix for the mice had left out folic acid, and a lack of folic acid breaks chromosomes just like radiation does.
Bruce Ames - Pioneering Nutritionist.

There's a fair amount of concern about folate deficiency in the UK, with an ongoing debate about adding folic acid to flour:
UK Experts back adding Folic Acid to Flour

So the next time you come across a mention of - Nuclear Power Plants associated with leukaemia clusters - ask if the victims were checked for Folate or other Nutritional Deficiencies!
Nuclear Power Plants cleared of causing leukaemia









Friday, 29 January 2016

WHAT !!! - 3.75 Hinkleys will deliver as much electricity as all of the EU's wind turbines!

You've never seen so many percentages quoted in one document in all of your life !

% this - % that - % t'other
It's all just Smoke and Mirrors !

But right there, buried on Page 12 are the bits of data that tell all:

Total installed capacity:     128.8 GW
Total wind energy production:  284.02 TWh
That's a capacity factor of 25%
The probable average turbine will be 2 MW
So that's 64,400 [majestic] wind turbines. 



Cumulatively, over their 20 year life-span,  the EU's 64,400 wind turbines will deliver 5,680.4 TWh of (intermittent) low-carbon electricity.

Over its 60 year life-span, Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant will deliver 1,513.7 TWh of (24:7/on-demand) low-carbon electricity.


3.75 Hinkleys could deliver as many low-carbon units of electricity as all of the existing wind turbines scattered throughout the EU



Wednesday, 18 November 2015

1900 km Long Wind Farm Coming to a City Near You

Nuclear Power is Sooooo Expensive !!

So goes the Urban Myth.

What do we want? - Electricity !
What do we pay for? - kWh
What's the best value?


Onshore Wind costs 62% more 
per kWh than Nuclear

And how many Dorenells = 1 Hinkley?

1,543,000,000,000 ÷ 14,235,000,000 = 108

108 Dorenells cost:           £39.4bn 
1 Hinkley costs:                  £24.5bn !


What size would 108 Dorenells be?


It would be a [108 x 15.5 =] 1,674 sq km Wind Farm !

But Hinkley's site is only 0.87 km wide x 0.87 km long.
 So how long would a Wind Farm be 
if it were only 0.87 km wide?
It would be: [1,674 ÷ 0.87 =]        1900 km long !

"..I just love the sight of those majestic Wind Turbines.."

but please - Not In My City Yard !

That's NIMCYs for you !

If the Influential, Idiotic Supporters of Wind Energy, like Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and WWF, along with their duped Media Quizlings, have their way, 16 GW of New Nuclear will be replaced by Wind Turbines.

If Hinkley's 3.2 GW of Nuclear Power costs £14.9bn less than the equivalent number of wind farms, 
16 GW of New Nuclear would save £74.5bn









Saturday, 12 September 2015

Hinkley Point C 1.6 p/kWh <<<<< Navitus Bay 4.7 p/kWh

Thank Goodness Navitus Bay Has Been Rejected !

Electricity from it would have cost nearly 
3 x more per kWh than electricity from Hinkley Point C !

The site is nearly 230 x the size of 
Hinkley Point C !

There's 6.8 x more 'Dream Jobs' at Hinkley Point C than there would have been 'Greenish Jobs' at Navitus Bay !

Hinkley Point C will supply 350 million home years - 20 x more than Navitus Bay's 17.5 million home years !




Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Nuclear Power Currently Saves The USA $34 Billion - Each and Every Year!



This report was linked in a piece headed 
'Renewed Interest in Nuclear Power'
Unfortunately, it doesn't pick out this not insignificant 
tit-bit of information!

Dear Mr President - $34,000,000,000 per year would pay for quite a few new build PRISM reactors, 
each and every year!

AND

Save 10s of thousands of premature deaths of your esteemed electorate from atmospheric pollution
each and every year!

Also, have a look at the link to: [Japan] 
'are planning to bring 21 nuclear power plants online':

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Australia's PRISMs and their No. 1 PRISMer

From The Studios of The Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Robyn Williams Introduces:
Dr Oscar Archer

Who says: 

Give Australia your nuclear waste, those poor unwanted masses so you can breathe free. The wretched refuse of your reactor storage caskets. Send this hopeless, tossed-away refuse to us! 


With this opening shot Dr Archer might well expect a rough ride:
"...and it [the concept] goes like this. Australia establishes the world’s first multinational repository for used fuel - what's often called nuclear waste..."

But it gets much better - 'Listen Now' or Download.

Alternatively, Click On 'Transcript - Show'


"...At maturity, Australia is primarily running on PRISM reactors fuelled by the used fuel we received. The world is running on a much larger number of Generation III+ reactors that we supply with our uranium exports under a fuel leasing model. 

The transition to PRISM world-wide is under-way on the back of Australia’s pioneering embrace of this technology with support of key partners. Australia is exporting the starter bundles of metal fuel from our own PRISM fleet while continuing to derive revenue from the multi-national repository and uranium exports..."

Now Dr Archer couldn't say fairer than that - could he?

It's well worth a 12 minutes listen of anybody's time!