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Your chance to blight a town, or maybe a county, you do not like.

Admittedly the list of blightables is not as long as one might like, and lacks a number of places that may well by twinned with the Land God Gave to Cain, but there is some scope for mischief:

A list of eleven sites that could be potential hosts to new nuclear power stations in the UK is published today. Members of the public now have a month to comment on the proposed sites before the nuclear planning consultation later this year.

And the places are Bradwell, Braystones, Dungeness, Hartlepool, Heysham, Hinkley Point, Kirksanton, Oldbury, Sellafield, Sizewell and Wylfa Peninsula, thus giving the chance for haters of the English - North, South, East or West - or of the Welsh the potential to nominate the butt of 'glow in the dark' jokes for years to come.

All facetiousness to one side, I am pro-nuclear energy, and it is a recurrent paradox that while no-one wants a nuclear power plant on their doorstep, they do become markedly more popular once they are employing the locals.

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Blogger Blue Eyes said... 9:01 am

I know the Sizewell area well and I know the locals are looking forward to having another power station. In fact they were told yonks ago that they were having one which makes this "consultation" rather strange.  



Anonymous Mr R said... 11:19 pm

A power satation wouldn't blight Hartlepool, it could only improve the place. Remember this is the place that breaks up toxic ghost ships.... I also speak from experience, the late Pa R had a dental surgery there for years when I was a nipper and it was a dump then and certainly hadn't improved on relatively recent inspection.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 11:25 pm

Although to H'pool's credit, all of the evidence from the WHU fan site I lurk on is that it is home to some thoroughly decent folk.  



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