Why are Nuclear Power Stations built in remote areas?
(Anglesey - Ynys Mon)
Nuclear Power I am assured is safe. There have been very few accidents involving nuclear power, however, no one seems to be able to categorically say that it is safe.
It is as safe as can be and there are many safeguards I am told. So why are UK Nuclear Power Stations in Anglesey, Cumbria and the East coast - well away from the main centres of demand.
I am told that the method to be used to transfer power to the main centres of demand will be by large pylons ( much larger than the existing ones!) and it is too expensive to bury the cables underground.
The answer seems to be simple and traightforward. As Nuclear Power is safe, then build the power stations nearer the main centres of demand and save the obvious excessive costs of getting the power from the power station.
Kent would seem an obvious location for a southern nuclear power station and somewhere in East Cheshire for the north.
Cooling water required - no problem, the Thames in the South and the Mersey in the North. Problem solved!
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