Nuclear wind of change

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BRIAN LEDGER (Letters, December 5) says that land used for wind-powered turbines can be returned to farm use immediately. This isn’t true as the column each turbine sits on has to have a massive concrete foundation.

Mr Ledger wonders what can be done with the site when a nuclear power station has run its course. Simple – build another nuclear power station. Nuclear fuel, unlike coal, oil or gas, can be used over and again.

Sellafield is a reprocessing plant which cleans up nuclear fuel-rods and returns the “new” fuel to its owners. Following this process, there is, admittedly, highly active waste to be dealt with, but this is safely buried in stainless-steel containers at a designated site.

In another letter, Mark Gladwin says I cast doubt on the reality of man-made climate change. Man is not responsible for climate-change; it is cyclical.

Mr Gladwin also points out it will take a lot of time to build nuclear power stations and, in the interim, wind power could be the way ahead.

He also says wind turbines are a thing of beauty, adding: “Nuclear power stations are pretty ugly.” Not as ugly as thousands of wind turbines.

Philip Roe, Roman Avenue South, Stamford Bridge, York.

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12:13pm Thu 13 Dec 12

The Great Buda says...

Not as ugly as our gas bills are going to get.
Not as ugly as our gas bills are going to get. The Great Buda
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12:14pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Zetkin says...

Thta'll be you volunteering to store some of these oh-so-safe stainless steel cans under your stairs, then, Philip?
Thta'll be you volunteering to store some of these oh-so-safe stainless steel cans under your stairs, then, Philip? Zetkin
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1:14pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Buzz Light-year says...

He also says wind turbines are a thing of beauty, adding: “Nuclear power stations are pretty ugly.” Not as ugly as thousands of wind turbines.

Comparisons of personal taste are futile.

You might as well say "My kids say Justin Bieber makes great tunes, I think he's rubbish."
[quote]He also says wind turbines are a thing of beauty, adding: “Nuclear power stations are pretty ugly.” Not as ugly as thousands of wind turbines.[/quote] Comparisons of personal taste are futile. You might as well say "My kids say Justin Bieber makes great tunes, I think he's rubbish." Buzz Light-year
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2:57pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Sillybillies says...

Bring on the fracking then, ASAP!
Bring on the fracking then, ASAP! Sillybillies
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1:40am Fri 14 Dec 12

ColdAsChristmas says...

Shale gas will bring Buda's gas bill right down if the USA is anything to go by.
All that concrete for silly windmills can only add to the flooding problem.
Hope all you warmers enjoyed the sub zero temperatures!
Shale gas will bring Buda's gas bill right down if the USA is anything to go by. All that concrete for silly windmills can only add to the flooding problem. Hope all you warmers enjoyed the sub zero temperatures! ColdAsChristmas
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9:12am Fri 14 Dec 12

The Great Buda says...

Yay lets aim to have all our engergy come from yet another finite source!
Yay lets aim to have all our engergy come from yet another finite source! The Great Buda
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