The Anonymous Widower

From Ravenglass To Sellafield

After lunch, I continued up the Cumbrian Coast Line towards Carlisle and these are pictures I took between Ravenglass and Sellafield stations.

You get good views of the coast and also the Sellafield nuclear facility.

As I get older, I’m getting more and more sceptical the value of nuclear power.

There are so many things that we think are commonplace today, that in fifty years time will be laughed at by our descendants.

Nuclear power could be one of those things that will be no longer used for power generation, except possibly as a last resort.

I’m not worried about safety, but I believe that the expense of generating nuclear power and disposing of the spent fuel, will mean that other simpler and less-worrying for some methods of generating electricity for our needs. I don’t think wind will be promoted as much as it is now, as something better will come along.

We’ll still need plants like Sellafield, as we’ll be keeping some plants running and decommissioning others. This Google Earth image gives an idea of the size of the facility.

Sellafield

Sellafield

I just wonder what Sellafield would be like today, if the River Severn had been barraged around fifty years ago, as was proposed by Sir Frederick Snow.

 

April 30, 2015 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,

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